What Parents Should Know About Keek

This week's entry comes from a parent in Nebraska who has asked about Keek. I will admit that I was a bit confused by the question regarding the app. Turns out that Kik Messenger and Keek are two completely different apps! Keek is a Toronto based social networking service that allows users to upload video … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Keek

Yik Yak (Don’t Come Back!)

If Ask.FM taught the world anything, it was that teenagers and the ability to remain anonymous cannot be mixed. In the summer of 2013, the popular Q&A web site became known worldwide after a series of bullying related suicides. Despite the public outcry, the site's developers refused to aide in the investigation into instances of … Continue reading Yik Yak (Don’t Come Back!)

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

Vine vs. Instagram: Which Is The Better Choice For Your Child

Last week's entries about what parents should know about Vine and Instagram (with video) have created an interesting response in my inbox. Many parents want to know- which is better for my kid? SPOILER ALERT: The winner is going to be Instagram. Privacy Both Instagram and Vine give users the ability to keep their content … Continue reading Vine vs. Instagram: Which Is The Better Choice For Your Child

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)