Group of teens leaning against a wall using their phones.

People are naturally curious about each other; consider how when you first meet someone, you’ll ask them questions like what they do for a living, where they live, where they’re from, and so on. Social networks like Ask.fm have taken that tendency online, which can create risks for teens. And

Smiling teens looking at each other.

Technology has changed everything, including dating. Yet, that doesn’t mean teens and online dating mix. Here’s what parents need to know about teens, online dating apps, and parental control software. Tinder: Quick Facts A dating app where users create profiles and swipe right to acknowledge interest and left to ignore

Young teen looking at a tablet screen.

Video chat apps can help families cross great distances, whether they’re social or physical. And Houseparty has helped to cross that divide, sped along by its association with the popular social game Fortnite. But should parents be adding Houseparty to their parental control software block list? What Is Houseparty? The

Teen sitting at a desk wearing a headset.

While online multiplayer games are enjoying more popularity than ever, they’ve been around for decades. One, in particular, called IMVU, is seeing a return to prominence in 2020. Here’s what you need to know about this unusual mix of a video game and social network, and how to manage it

Young teen sitting on the couch using a game controller.

Livestreaming is becoming more popular, as TikTok, Instagram Reels, and other video-based social media become more accepted and commonplace. Parents, however, need to keep an eye out for lesser-known apps that may be a problem to filter through parental control software, and BIGO Live is one of them. What Is

Teen sitting on the floor appearing sad.

The anonymity of the internet has both positives and negatives. Being able to create a private emotional space is important for everyone, and that’s something the internet has enabled. Unfortunately, it’s also opened the door to cyberbullying, even when something is launched with the best of intentions, and that includes Tellonym.

ASKfm: Is It Safe for Teens?
People are naturally curious about each other; consider how when you first meet someone, you’ll ask them questions like what
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Parent’s Guide to Tinder for Teens
Technology has changed everything, including dating. Yet, that doesn’t mean teens and online dating mix. Here’s what parents need to
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Is Houseparty Innocent Fun or Cause for Parental Concern?
Video chat apps can help families cross great distances, whether they’re social or physical. And Houseparty has helped to cross
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IMVU Is Resurging in Popularity, but Is It Safe for Your Teen?
While online multiplayer games are enjoying more popularity than ever, they’ve been around for decades. One, in particular, called IMVU,
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The BIGO Live App: Is It Safe for Kids?
Livestreaming is becoming more popular, as TikTok, Instagram Reels, and other video-based social media become more accepted and commonplace. Parents,
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Parental Guide to Tellonym for Teens
The anonymity of the internet has both positives and negatives. Being able to create a private emotional space is important
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What Parents Should Know About Discord
Sometimes, all you need to know about an app is its name. Discord, the popular chat app for gamers, would
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Is the Ablo Messaging App Safe for Kids?
Language is one of the great barriers to change, and Ablo has an admirable mission in that it tries to
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Parental Alert: Are Your Kids Safe on Omegle?
Chat apps can be useful for maintaining social ties, meeting people from different cultures, and exploring new perspectives on the world.
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