The Parent Feed


There is a new  app that has has hit the scene recently. In the same vein as  Yik Yak, and Ask.fm – After School is a “sounding board” used by over 10 million teens. Users are identified as teens through Facebook verification and then grouped by school. However, once a member of the After School community – the poster remains completely anonymous. As you can imagine, the identity protection the app provides...

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The holidays are a bustle of activity. From Thanksgiving to New years, we are all rushing from one event to another- shopping, dining, traveling and celebrating! It’s natural for all of us young and old to want  to share with friends and family all that we are doing  this holiday season.  We post where we are, who we are with, what we got! We take pictures, “check-in” places and tag our cohorts in posts on social media in attempt to...

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  CNN recently did a report on Teens and Social Media usage and we think it’s worth your time as a parent to read the article about the documentary #Being13  and ask yourself how much this story resonates with you in regards to your children. If your children are younger and not yet engulfed in social media, it’s still a good read and might help shed some light on how important it is to form good digital habits early...

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  Jott has nearly 500,000 users and has been downloaded over a million times. It is yet another messaging App available in the iTunes store. Who is using Jott? The nearly 31% of school-aged kids who do not have a cell phone, but carry another device such as an iPod or iPad. Without a data plan or cellular service, those are essentially “dead” devices at schools that don’t offer access to WiFi. Research done by the creators of...

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There is a ton of hype and a bit of hysteria surrounding the upcoming launch of a new App called “Peeple.” Peeple is a Yelp-Like app designed for rating individuals. The co-founders of Peeple, Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough explain they came up with the concept based on the idea that people do a ton of research on services and products and that they should be able to do the same for people. In defense of the harsh criticism...

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  “Sexting” is a hot topic in this country as laws are being put in place to deter the sending of these texts and prosecute those who hold, possess, or distribute them. So what is Sexting, exactly? According to dictionary.com the definition is: sexting [seks-ting] noun, Digital Technology the sending of sexually explicit photos, images, text messages, or e-mails by using a cell phone or other mobile device.   As you can see...

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