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Keeping Instagram Safe
Should I let my daughter have Instagram?
I’m asked that question frequently at
my parenting workshops
, and it’s no wonder. Almost every teen and tween has the photo-sharing app. If your kid doesn’t…
their best friend does.
Instagram was the fastest growing smartphone app of 2013’s top 10 Smartphone apps (
), growing 66% last year and ranking 7th overall for the number of users. Yes, Facebook is still number one for Average Unique Users…
but ask any teenagers which app they prefer.
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JONATHAN'S BLOG: The Bro App
Okay, this is either really hilarious…
or really sad.
It’s called the BroApp. A couple of Australian tech guys noticed a market for a product that would help irresponsible “bros” text their girlfriends regularly to tell them they care.
Hmmmmm… I’m not sure if this is the same thing as when I used to hide little love notes in my wife’s luggage before she left on a retreat.
It’s like this. You select your girlfriends number, some messages, and the time of day you want those messages sent to her. BroApp does the rest.
Yeah, in other words, you can have the BroApp send, “Thinking of you!” next Tuesday morning at 10AM.
It’s just another “bro” looking out for you, right?
The BroApp even has safeguards to make sure you don’t mess it up. For example, you can enter in your girl’s wireless so it detects it and won’t send to her while you’re with her (that would be a little awkward to be on the couch with her, with your phone across the room… and she receives a text from you!)
All the details are in this little piece by CNET
So what do you think? Is it pathetic… or a good idea? Is it thoughtful for your man to send some timed messages to you ahead of time… or just lazy?
I WANT TO READ MORE
OFFSITE ARTICLES JONATHAN HAS READ THIS WEEK:
Average American Spends 11 Hours Per Day with Digital Media
Posted on March 3/11/2014, 2014 at 01:44 PM
3 Minute Video- God's view of sex vs. culture's view of sex
Posted on March 3/11/2014, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Parents Staring at Their Phones Hurts Relationship with Kids
Posted on March 3/11/2014, 2014 at 09:26 AM
Yet another popular inappropriate and "anonymous" app
Posted on March 3/11/2014, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Pew's Most Recent Report about Teens, Tech, and Online Privacy
Posted on March 3/10/2014, 2014 at 03:13 PM
US Teens Use Game Consoles More for Internet than Gaming
Posted on March 3/7/2014, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Edison Research Slideshow of TV, Radio, Smartphone... Use by 12+
Posted on March 3/7/2014, 2014 at 09:26 AM
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The Gospel According to The Walking Dead—Season 4, Episode 13
“It’s not good for the man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18) We’re 13 episodes into Season 4, five episodes since the great schism, when the prison was attacked and all our favorite characters fled the prison in different directions with
Sensual Lyrics on Full Display in Music's Top 10
David R. Smith
The other day, I ran across some material describing sexual positions, some racy descriptions of the female anatomy, and a couple of guys bragging about how they have sex with girls. No, I wasn’t reading a textbook from a freshman’s health class, nor was I watching porn.
Like millions of teenagers, I was...
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