Last week I talked to Kori Chambers, anchor for the PIX11 morning team about social media do’s and don’ts for parents. Covering apps that keep your family pictures private, social media shaming and creating a digital footprint for your kid before they can even walk – the segment covered a lot of advice for parents […]Read More Talking Social Media Do’s and Don’ts on PIX11 NYC
A lot of local media press is swirling around the new social media guide put out by the NYC Department of Education this week. At first glance that sounds great. Administration is stepping in to help kids navigate social media, provide tips and guidance and empower kids to make smarter choices online – or so […]Read More NYC Department of Education Releases a Social Media Guide for Students That Says…Nothing?
Yesterday a Bloomberg News video with Martha Stewart made the rounds on Facebook and ignited a frenzy of indignation from the women’s blogging world. In the interview, Martha disparages bloggers by saying they are “not experts,” that they don’t fully test recipes, that many just repost other people’s work. Here’s a sample of the […]Read More Martha Stewart proves that no one can talk sh*t about bloggers – except other bloggers
The pound/number sign (#) has become a celebrity symbol now that it has been reborn as “hashtag.” What started out simple has of course become out of control – especially on Instagram. It’s used as an aside, a note of sarcasm, a way to track interests or participate in twitter chats, run contests, aggregate content, […]Read More What’s a #Hashtag?
There was an extremely sad story in the New York Times about a 12 year-old girl in Florida who committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied both on and off-line. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar heartbreaking story involving mean girls, cyberbullying, school officials who didn’t really know how to intervene, and a parent who did […]Read More Don’t Blame the (KiK) Messenger – What the REAL conversation needs to be about Cyber Bullying
On July 1st the new regulations for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect. But, COPPA really only concerns the collection of information from a child under 13. It does not care about content, about moderation, about bullying, about many of things that actually concern parents when they think about their kids […]Read More Easy Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online
At KidzVuz we believe that technology is not the enemy, and that our kids need the right tools and knowledge to become creative, responsible digital citizens. That’s why we are so excited to be part of the first ever Digital Family Summit in Philadelphia from June 29th-July 1st. The Digital Family Summit is an interactive, […]Read More The Digital Family Summit: A Weekend Devoted to Tech, Video, Social Media for Tweens and Teens!
So excited to be in the Wall Street Journal today in the article, Tweens’ Secret Lives Online. It’s a great write-up for KidzVuz.com and an issue I feel passionately about. Kids are online. Kids are going to make mistakes. The two realities are not a great combination. But, they are realities nonetheless. So we have […]Read More Building Social Media Savvy Kids
Earlier this week Susannah Breslin wrote a post on Forbes Women titled, Why Women Shouldn’t Go to Tech Conferences. In a nutshell, she was upset about the frivolous and seemingly non-tech way that women were presented, and chosen to present, at Tech Week. Having just spoken on a panel at CE Week in New York […]Read More No One Puts Women Bloggers in a Corner – Except Women Bloggers?
As BlogHer looms ever closer the party haves and have-nots are starting to make their voices heard on Twitter and across the blogosphere. It’s inevitable that when there are 3000 women at a conference, but only a small amount of invitations available for many events, that jealousy – or even panic – will set in. […]Read More Ain’t No Party Like a BlogHer Party (except the 50 other BlogHer parties)