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Tag: social media

Understanding Your Teen’s Social Media Use

New social media apps are born just about every day. Some of them explode in popularity, while others end up on the discard heap with the other “never was” or out of date applications. It is difficult for …

How To Talk To Your Kids About New Social Media Re...

A while ago my sister came to me desperate to find a way to monitor her teenager’s phone activities. I helped her get something installed and she handed the phones back over to her children. Her daughter immediately …

How to Monitor Your Child’s WhatsApp Account...

What is WhatsApp? WhatsApp is an encrypted messaging platform that has now become ubiquitous and is very extremely popular. Facebook purchased WhatApp for an astronomical amount of $19 billion back in 2014 as Mark Zuckerberg saw the vision …

Why do I need to monitor my kids’ smartphone?

There are many parents who refuse to get their children a smartphone. They think there are so many dangers lurking on the other side of the phone, that it is not worth the danger. The other side of …

Introducing Block Newly Installed Apps (and more!)

We are introducing the world’s first true proactive app blocking feature in Boomerang Parental Control. By blocking newly installed apps proactively and notifying parents to unblock them, we are encouraging a conversation led by parents with their children on the “whys” …

Social Media use by your Child – Start the c...

It can all start with an innocent photo or comment… We live in a world now where Social Media surrounds us and has become an extension of our social lives. Yet, as adults, we don’t seem to know a lot …

About Kik – Gotchas and Tips for Parents

About Kik, another popular messaging app, has always made it clear that they were targeting youth who want to get out from under their parents’ wings. For Kik, youth are the primary focus; […] you have to get …