How to use the Facebook Acquaintances List to hide annoying updates

We all have those friends – the ones that post status updates continuously throughout the day, overwhelming your news feed with pictures of their breakfast croissant, pictures of their dogs, their grocery list, and the latest viral videos....more

Digital Parenting, Hollywood Style: Do’s and Don’ts from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

In a recent People magazine interview, Angelina Jolie mentioned that she and her husband Brad Pitt have hired a cyber security team to monitor the Internet and social media content that their children encounter....more

Be Web Smart Year in Review 2014

Happy New Year! WordPress was kind enough to prepare a year-in-review report for me so I thought I’d share some of the information with you....more

iOS Family Sharing Pros and Cons

When iOS 8 was announced, I was pleased to see the new Family Sharing features....more

Recommended Reading: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Earlier this year I read It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd. boyd (she uses lower case) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft....more

Five unofficial rules for following your teen on Instagram

Here are my very unscientific and unofficial rules for following your tween/teen on Instagram without coming across as too “stalk-y”....more

How to Restrict YouTube in iPod touch and iPad

[Updated from original post in May 2012] There used to be a YouTube app on every Apple device. ...more

YouTube Safety Mode

[This is an update to a post originally published in 2011] In a previous post...more

Whisper App – another anonymous sharing app parents should know about

I hope that you never find Whisper on your teen’s phone....more

How to monitor your teen’s phone

A friend contacted me looking for some advice for keeping track of her daughter’s cell phone activity....more