social media

by jacky

facebook saftey

While many people are fully aware of all the dangers associated with Facebook and other social networks, many teens are just now getting their first account and exploring their new freedoms.Unfortunately, there are bad guys out there who seek to exploit these new Facebook members.

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instagram

people share photos with each other. The mobile app, which is only available on the iPhone, is steadily growing in popularity among the kid and teen crowds, causing parents to take notice and ask, what exactly is Instagram, and is there anything I should be worried about?Just like with any social sharing application, there are a few things parents need to know about Instagram and how their teen may be using it, so the Yoursphere for Parents editorial team did the research. But first, what is Instagram?

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twitter

Twitter is a giant among social networks. The ease of use and rapid-fire element makes it a handy communication tool for anyone who wants to keep in touch with friends or associates. But while Twitter can be a great place to hang out online, the site has an anything-goes nature that makes it a potential threat to teens and younger children. When it comes to Internet safety for kids, popular social media channels like this need to be part of the conversation. The following tips should be enforced by parents who want to make sure their children are as safe as possible when socializing on Twitter.
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snapchat

There are all sorts of things people like to share for immediate consumption using Snapchat, ranging from wacky facial expressions to pictures of a meal they’re about to eat. It’s a way to share a moment with a friend, and in a way, it’s a bit of an antidote to traditional social networking, which is kind of permanent.Snapchat does not save received messages, but Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android smartphone operating systems do allow you to take screenshots. (It’s also possible to take a picture of the screen with another camera.) Snapchat tries to notify the person taking the picture if it determines that a screen has been captured, though there are ways around that too.
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