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Archive for February, 2012

Three Good Reasons Why Your Child Shouldn’t Be on Facebook

Three Good Reasons Why Your Child Shouldn’t Be on Facebook

| February 22, 2012 | Comments (5)

As a mother of two college students and two tween boys, I absolutely understand the urge to give children what they want. Right now, in this world of digital media and instant gratification, that ‘want’ is to be on a social network with their friends. Most children, as you know, use Facebook as that social […]

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Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know

Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know

| February 8, 2012 | Comments (391)

In many ways, and without reinventing the wheel, Instagram is changing the way 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 […]

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Amazing Mentor! Spotlight Interview with Jeff Sutphen

Amazing Mentor! Spotlight Interview with Jeff Sutphen

| February 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

  Note from Mary Kay –   Amazing Kids! is a non-profit organization that does a wonderful job of focusing on all the great things that kids can do, are doing and are capable of doing. I particularly like that they shine a spotlight on young artists, writers and philanthropists.    I’m appreciative that Jeff […]

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Google’s New Privacy Policy – a Safety Workaround for You and Your Teen

Google’s New Privacy Policy – a Safety Workaround for You and Your Teen

| February 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Taking a page from Facebook, Google has now lowered the minimum age required to join Google+ from 18 to 13. They claim that opening Google+ to younger kids will help educate them about social networking. If you’re a regular reader of Yoursphere for Parents or follow any of the work I do in the Internet-safety […]

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