Related News: The Problem With Teens and Instagram

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Yahoo! Parenting published an article titled The Problem With Teens and Instagram.

Fran Walfish, PsyD, a Los Angles based child psychologist and author of The Self-Aware Parent, says parents should be wary of using age as a way to measure whether their kid is ready for a social media account. “First, the child needs to demonstrate that they’re responsible by respecting curfews, following bedtimes, and family rules and values,” Walfish tells Yahoo Parenting. “One son may be ready at 12-years-old, but his brother might not be ready till he’s 16. Independence needs to be earned, not given.”

Source: Yahoo! Parenting

Related News: California limits schools’ social media monitoring

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Engadget published an article titled California limits schools’ social media monitoring.

In California, school officials are now required to be more transparent when tracking a student’s online activity.

Source: Engadget

Related News: California school district hires firm to monitor students’ social media

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled California school district hires firm to monitor students’ social media.

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

The district in Glendale, California, is paying $40,500 to a firm to monitor and report on 14,000 middle and high school students’ posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social media for one year.

Source: CNN

Related News: YIKES: Airtime Takes Photos Of Every User Who Is Using It

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Business Insider published an article titled YIKES: Airtime Takes Photos Of Every User Who Is Using It.

Airtime, the new video chat service that lets you talk with random Facebook users, uses screen, video, and audio captures to ensure people aren’t engaging in naughty activities.

Source: Business Insider