What Parents Should Know About Fling

It would seem that there will be no shortage of strange new apps to talk about.  This latest inductee into the messaging app hall of fame puts a strange twist on the world of photo messaging. Fling, which launched to mixed reviews and a top 5 spot in the App Store in mid-June, is the … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Fling

Fight the Bully: What Parents Can Do

I get asked a lot of questions. Seriously, I'll show you my inbox sometime. It's truthfully one of the best parts of my job, being able to impart wisdom that I have picked up from over five years of travelling around the United States and talking with people. Of all the questions I get asked, … Continue reading Fight the Bully: What Parents Can Do

Teaching Internet Safety: It Takes A Village

There's a quiet debate taking place in the hallways of schools across the country - no - around the world. Who is responsible for teaching kids about Internet Safety? I've travelled to hundreds of schools around North America and I've had this conversation regularly with school administrators, counselors, parents and even students. It would seem … Continue reading Teaching Internet Safety: It Takes A Village

What Parents Should Know About The Eraser Challenge

The world of the internet never ceases to amaze me and what people, kids especially, are willing to do to achieve their 15 minutes of fame is even more shocking. I received an e-mail from a concerned parent in Connecticut this morning about a new trend in schools called "The Eraser Challenge". Coincidentally, I had … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About The Eraser Challenge

What Parents Should Know: Vine Becomes PG-13

Just over a year after its debut, Vine (a Twitter-owned platform) had brought about a major change in their Terms of Service. Last week, Twitter announced and immediate change in the terms banning all pornographic and sexually explicit content. Twitter and, by extension, Vine had no rules against pornographic material though they did supress the … Continue reading What Parents Should Know: Vine Becomes PG-13

What Parents Should Know About Ask.FM

This week continues my regular series "What Parents Should Know." This week's entry was prompted by recent events.  Have something you’re wondering about? Send me a message and I’ll do my best to find an answer: info@joshgunderson.com Following the August 2 suicide of Hannah Smith, parents have become very concerned about their kids using the … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Ask.FM

What Parents Should Know About Instagram (Now With Video)

This week continues my regular series "What Parents Should Know." This week's entry stems from an update about Instagram which I talked about a couple weeks ago. Have something you’re wondering about? Send me a message and I’ll do my best to find an answer: info@joshgunderson.com With the purchase of my new phone (I went … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Instagram (Now With Video)