Web Extra: Safety Measure, Social Media tips

Published On: Oct 29 2013 02:18:18 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 29 2013 02:30:51 PM EDT

Restrictive Options for Mobile Devices:

  • Restrictions on settings, downloads

 Social Media Protection Tips:

  • Set up kid’s email addresses so that you can monitor what new networks they sign up for
  • Check Facebook and Twitter for authentications to new networks
  • Help them manage and set up security settings
  • “Takes a village to raise a kid” mentality - Have extended friends and family help “watch” over kids on social media

New & Common Social Networks:

  • Facebook (Text, photos, video, links to other sites, private messaging)
  • Twitter (Text, photos, video, links to other sites, private messaging)
  • Google+ (Text, photos, video, links to other sites, private messaging)
  • Instagram (photos & video)
  • Vine (videos)
  • Foursquare (Geolocation)
  • Tumblr (short style blogging, text, photos, video, links to other sites)
  • Reddit (Forum, anything goes)
  • 4chan (Forum, anything goes)
  • Snapchat (private messaging, sharing text, photos and videos)
  • Pheed (private/closed group messaging, sharing text, photos and videos)
  • Kik (private messaging, sharing text, photos and videos)
  • WhatsApp (private messaging, sharing text, photos and videos)
  • Wanelo (bookmarking links and or photos)
  • Pinterest (bookmarking links and or photos)
  • Ask.fm (annonymous Q&A)
    • Connected to 5 teen suicides
  • Whisper.sh (annonymous posting and Q&A with GPS)
  • Tindr (pretty much online dating but teens are using it to rate and “like” eachother)

Social Management and monitoring tools:

Other helpful links: 

http://www.cyberbullying.us

http://www.cyberbullying.us/Questions_Parents_Should_Ask.pdf

 http://socialmediatoday.com/augieray1/1749691/teens-new-sharing-options-social-media-concern-parents

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