With someone who’s got two teens on Instagram, I was pleased to hear that they recently added Restrict, an anti-bullying feature that, as Instagram describes, “allows users to quietly protect their account while still keeping an eye on their bully.”...
Keeping our kids safe and healthy is our number one job as parents. And with so many of them using smartphones and other electronic devices, their online safety has become a huge part of that. At Cool Mom Tech, we have always provided parents with helpful advice and...
As much as I love social media, I’m also aware of how scary of a place it can be, whether it’s dealing with annoying comment trolls or full-blown cyberbullying. That’s why I’m really pleased that Facebook has listened to the concerns...
Bullying is an issue that’s getting so much attention these days–and yet, it’s still a big problem. While we’re glad to see schools, parents, and kids tackling bullying head on, it can still be pretty scary for kids to report incidents, whether...
We finally decided to give our sixth grader a smart phone. And while I think the good has outweighed the bad so far, I really wasn’t prepared for how complicated things would get — and how quickly it would happen. So I can see why implementing social media...
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We started Cool Mom Tech in 2010 to help make our increasingly digital lives easier, more organized, more meaningful, and more fun, however old your kids may be.
We love that it's grown to become the go-to source for millions of parents who want commonsense info about tech delivered with a smile.
We even have the privilege of sharing our tips + tricks with The TODAY Show, CNN, HLN, GMA, Nightline, newspapers and magazines around the country, and our favorite -- regular parents who stop us at PTA meetings and ask us how old kids need to be to get a smartphone, and whether they really need to panic about Snapchat.
(Answer: It's complicated.)
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