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6 Things Parents Should Know About Pokémon Go

Posted on 12. Jul, 2016 by .

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Last week, Nintendo launched Pokémon Go, a mobile gaming app based on its popular game franchise of the same name. The app is unique in that it requires players to move around in the real world in order to advance in the game and get rewards. It’s the first widely available and, as early reports have shown, wildly popular app that take advantage of augmented reality.

The news circuit has latched onto this craze and for the most part has focused on stories of people’s predictable lemming-like behavior, Nintendo’s stock price rise, and the dangers this new type of game presents. Here are 6 things parents should be aware of before letting kids download the app.

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3 Tips for Protecting Your Kids’ Privacy on Dubsmash and Musical.ly

Posted on 15. Apr, 2016 by .

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One of the things I discovered last year was how many of them spoke up about music – discovering it, streaming it, and sharing it. Some of the favorite apps for music are Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, and YouTube. Teens spend an average of 4+ hours a day with music. That’s a lot of time doing something every day.

Beyond just listening, kids are now more deeply engaging with the music they love with apps like Musical.ly and Dubsmash. Here are 3 tips for helping your kids maintain privacy in a music-loving, music-sharing world.

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You Asked: What do I do if someone posts my kids’ picture without asking?

Posted on 22. Mar, 2016 by .

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As we visit schools and communities around the world, we are asked great questions that we feel are worth sharing for the benefit of all. We’ll post these in our “You Asked, We Answered” series.

This week’s question is: “Someone posted a picture on Facebook that had my kids in it, but never asked me. What should I do?”

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TechTrend: Why do kids care if we post pictures of them?

Posted on 18. Mar, 2016 by .

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Each week in our TechTrend post, we’ll be discussing a current issue, app, news story, or other online trend that is worth some attention and discussion.

For this week’s TechTrend, we’re exploring the question: “Why do kids care if we post pictures of them?” In an article titled “Kids to Parents: Stop Sharing Pictures of Us on Social Media,” TIME recently explored this exact issue and noted that kids often feel embarrassed and frustrated by their parents publicly posting about them online without their permission.

It turns out, kids do care about their privacy…

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