A recent survey of more than 1600 U.K. kids revealed some fascinating results when it comes to kids’ online behavior, leading the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to make some pretty strong recommendations for parents. Remember that tech talk we’ve spoken about on a frequent basis here on Cool Mom Tech? They want parents to be having it with their kids every two weeks. But really, parents should be talking to their kids about their digital lives every single day. Related: 8 shocking statistics about kids’ online behavior that parents need to know...Read More
There’s a new option in the online fundraising world that’s going to make giving so convenient because it’s right in your Facebook feed. Yes, it’s true! Facebook has added the capability for any user to start a personal fundraiser on Facebook for themselves, a friend, or even an event or person who’s not on Facebook. To start your own fundraiser, go to the Facebook Fundraisers page, or tap the menu icon and select Fundraisers on the mobile app. (You don’t even need to update the app; it’s just magically there. Facebook, you get us.) Click or tap on the blue box that says Raise Money...Read More
I can’t stop laughing at this concept: It’s called Troll Cakes and yes, it’s real. The premise is that you send Brooklyn baker Kat Thek any hateful message you’ve received — Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat — and they will send them a cake with their own words written on it. They’ll even track them down for you if possible, for a fee. Let the let them eat cake jokes fly! Of course while the idea is hilarious, I’m not sure I have the pressing need to send a pricey cake to the next no-life troll who fills his days writing MOM’S R STUPID COWS on social media....Read More
Web Coolness: Social media icon Easter eggs, the Facebook color updates, and kids and social media. Ahhhhh!
Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Social media icon Easter eggs! The horrifying amount of time people will spend on social media over their lifetime. Important new study about toddler screen time and sleep, parents. Tamagotchi are coming back! Using email as your baby book? Very 2017. Aw, man. Nintendo is ditching the NES Classic. Womp, womp. How to use those color updates that are rolling out all over Facebook. Here’s how GirlsWhoCode is using kids’ robots to teach girls of...Read More
Just when you got the hang of Instagram Story, Facebook decided to launch their new Facebook Story, which you’ve seen across the top of your News Feed if you’ve got the most recent version of the Facebook app. This is not to be confused with Messenger Day stories, which is similar but within the Facebook Messenger app. Related: Here’s how Facebook picks what’s in your News Feed. And how to change it. Seriously though, what’s next? (via Amy Allen Clark on Facebook) Facebook Story is designed to function just like Instagram Story, but with a few fun Snapchat-like features....Read More
We just featured 3 political apps that can help you make your voice heard, but now it can be as easy as hopping on Facebook, thanks to their new Townhall feature. To use this feature, you’ll need to be logged in on Facebook, then head over to the Townhall page (or look for Townhall in the menu of your Facebook mobile app) which will populate with your state representatives, giving you the option to contact and/or follow them. If you input your street address, which Facebook says they do not share or list publicly, you’ll get a list of your local congresspeople as...Read More
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Loving these science prints by John W. Golden on Etsy (affiliate) Watching movies and TV shows across all your Apple devices just got a whole lot easier. A cool way to breathe life into your kid’s LEGO creations. Whoa, this Netflix phishing scam is pretty sneaky. Kids are making a lot of money selling slime on Instagram. Here’s how to share your location on Google Maps. A 14-year old Latina girl is leading her team to the World...Read More
Web Coolness: Skip those Facebook quizzes, headphones on fire, and where to find a darn Nintendo Switch
Here are some of our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. We need this unicorn charger in our life! Here’s why you might want to avoid doing those Facebook quizzes. Yikes. Where to find a Nintendo Switch in stock. This projector turns any surface into a touchscreen. Why it’s so important to make a note of your passwords. Are teens replacing drugs with smart phones? Neil DeGrasse Tyson leggings! 6 quick tips to help your computer run faster. Well this is scary: A woman’s headphones caught on fire...Read More
5 geeky baby onesies that are perfect for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s new baby. Or any social media lover’s offspring.
We were thrilled to hear the news that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, who just announced they’re expecting another baby girl. Yay! And since we’re known for sharing some of the best baby gifts from around the web (Have you seen our baby shower gift guide?), we thought it would be fun to find some cool baby onesies for this social media rock star couple. Here, 5 hilarious baby onesies that we think are perfect for the new Chan-Zuckerberg addition, or really, any social media baby. Cool Mom Tech is a reward style affiliate Related: Geeky baby onesies that...Read More
Web Coolness: Tattoos that turn you into cyborgs, issues with smart TVs, and the dangers of smart toys
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. The perfect shirt for STEM-loving feminists, just in time for International Women’s Day. How text alerts to parents are preventing kids from skipping school. Well, here’s one way to ensure people actually read a post before they comment. Turns out WhatsApp and Signal apps were never insecure or hacked by the CIA. Using crafts to get girls excited about STEM. This is awesome! Too much social media is causing loneliness in young adults. Eep. These tattoos...Read More