Is your child asking for a cell phone? If they aren’t now, they probably will be soon.
Fortunately, there are some great first cell phone options for kids who are not ready for a full smartphone. This resource looks at the features and compares Gabb vs. Pinwheel vs. Bark devices to help you determine the best option for your family.
Helping your child navigate today's social media can be an overwhelming challenge. Questions range from deciding the appropriate age to own a cell phone, to navigating safe and dangerous apps.
This page will be continually updated with articles and resources to help parents and guardians navigate this complicated and ever-changing world.
Follow these links from Smart Social for ways to help your child stay safe online.
Smart Social- Popular Teen Apps
2023 Parental Control Software and Cell Phone Monitoring tools.
With students having constant access to social media, texting, and the internet, they’ve managed to create a secret code language that hides their behavior from parents and teachers. Some students who use code words and secret hashtags feel like they can easily misbehave because their parents aren’t even aware of what they are chatting about. It’s important for parents and educators to stay informed on this ever-changing teen slang that is so prominent today on social media.
Teen Slang, emojis and hashtags
With studies indicating that too much screen time can have a negative impact on children, many parents are searching for ways to protect their kids and regulate screen time.
Viral challenges encourage students to do dangerous things to garner likes, views, attention, and subscribers. These challenges can be found across several social networks and may encourage students to perform dangerous activities. SmartSocial.com keeps parents updated on these social media challenges before an incident may occur in your community.
Swatting: Other viral challenges that encourage students to do dangerous things to garner likes, views, attention, and subscribers.