In Case You Missed It [ICYMI] – Articles to Read

rewind-logoThere’s a term buzzing around the internet and social media sites called “ICYMI”. Admittedly, I had to look it up myself to find out what that stood for. It’s basically anything you may have missed in the news and buzz of social media for the day, week, month. So, I’m going to give you a wrap up of some popular articles I’ve been sharing on Facebook, just in case you missed it.

“Snapchat and 6 Other Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets” by Common Sense Media

This article goes over 6 popular “temporary apps” (messages and images that self-destruct). It explains what they are, why they are popular and what parents need to know. Lots of useful information and what to be aware of.

Article: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/snapchat-and-6-other-messaging-apps-that-let-teens-share-iffy-secrets

Teens are officially over Facebook” by the Washington Post

Teens are over Facebook. Most are on Instagram and Twitter….

Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/10/08/teens-are-officially-over-facebook/

Making a case for spying on kids’ online activities” from CBS News

I keep saying and encouraging parents to check their children’s phones. This is advice from a mother last year who lost her daughter. Every parent should know where their kids are – especially online. A powerful statement of hers “It’s not spying. It is parenting.”

Article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/making-a-case-for-spying-on-kids-online-activities/

How to find out if your kids are sexting on Snapchat” by CNN

Want to see what your kids are doing on their phone? This app/software allows you to monitor what they are doing. Including Snapchat! Would you use it? It’s called “MSpy“.

Article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/03/technology/social/spy-on-snapchat/index.html

Features of MSpy: http://www.mspy.com/features.html