April 28, 2017

A mother and daughter talk about watching #13ReasonsWhy together

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“My dad always says to choose the hard right over the easy wrong, and no one did that in this show,” says Emily, a high school senior who asked her mom to watch “13 Reasons Why” with her. How do they recommend other parents and teens approach this controversial series? With open minds and as many conversations as necessary.

April 19, 2017

How to monitor what your child can purchase and download

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Whether your family uses Apple or Android devices, there are ways to control and monitor the apps and other downloads your child buys. One requires more vigilance than the other, but they’re BOTH better than nothing. Because come on. It’s your 💰💰💰 after all.

April 1, 2017

Should you follow your child on Instagram?

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Parents ask us this question a lot, and we have an answer. Here’s a hint: It’s one word and it rhymes with 👗.

March 17, 2017

Why kids think you should respond to their texts RIGHT NOW, and how to change that

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Kids learn to expect an immediate response when texting with their parents, and they learn it from someone they watch very closely. #whocoulditbe 

March 14, 2017

Q&A: How 17-year-old Akshay Lulla wins the game of social media

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Ever wonder how 17-year-olds are using social media? Here’s one example. (👍 🙏 Akshay!) #spoileralert “I wish they understood that it can be productive. You can do good things on social media! It’s not all a waste of time.”

March 13, 2017

A strong email password keeps your social accounts safer, too

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“Two-factor authentication” sounds suuuuuper dull. (We almost fell asleep while typing that sentence.) But it could mean the difference between being hacked on social media and not being hacked.  

March 13, 2017

The Social Institute’s recommended social standards


The Social Institute is all about setting high standards for yourself whenever and wherever you’re being social. We focus on seven and explain what it looks like to live up to them. What does it mean to “play to your core” or “strike a balance”? Find out here.

March 10, 2017

Four winning plays on Periscope: From comedy to war

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One of the first live-streaming apps is still going strong. Who’s making smart plays and how can you win there?

March 10, 2017

Can using social media improve teen happiness? Maybe!

A new study about the negative effects of social media is making the rounds. We take a close look at the survey results it’s based on.

March 10, 2017

What teens should include in their social media bio

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Many platforms let you create a bio, photo and all. What should yours show and tell?