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Social Media Whats Out? What’s In? What’s New?
Social Media- What’s Out: • Ask. fm • Tumblr • Facebook
Ask. fm is a social networking website where users can ask other users questions, with the option of anonymity. This is a question-and-answer service that thrives on anonymity, making it fun and dangerous, which is why teens like it.
Tumblr is a blogging platform that lets you effortlessly share anything. You can post text, photos, quotes, links, music, videos and even other people’s blog posts into your blog, and share it with other people.
Facebook You’re on it, they’re off it.
Social Media- What’s In: Instagram Twitter Snapchat Vine What’s App Kik
Instagram is a photo editing and sharing ‘app’ that allows users to edit photos taken on their phone and post them online. You can take a picture with your i. Phone, choose a filter to transform the look, geo-tag your location, and post it to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, it’s photo sharing, reinvented.
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you to answer the question, "What are you doing? " by sending short text messages up to 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers. "
Snapchat is a free app where you can take a picture or video and send it to your friends. Kids like it because the image isn’t permanent and because it feels spontaneous. You get to decide how long a photo will “live, ” from 1 to 10 seconds, after it is viewed.
Snapchat has added a new attraction to their app called “Snap Story. ” A user can take a 10 second picture or video and post it to their Snap Story which makes the Snapchat available to everyone on their friends list to view as many times as they would like for a 24 hour period. The user can check to see which of their “friends” viewed their Snap Story.
Vine is a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping video clips.
Whats. App/Kik Whats. App and Kik Messenger lets teens send text messages, videos, photos, and short audio messages to one or many people with no message limits or fees (after paying for the app).
Social Media- What’s New: Yik-Yak Tinder
Yik-Yak Yik Yak is an anonymous social media app. It is available for Iphone and Android and it allows people to anonymously create and view posts within a 1. 5 -3 mile radius depending on how many other users are nearby. It is intended for sharing primarily with those in close proximity to the user potentially making it more intimate and relevant for people reading the posts. All users have the ability to contribute to the stream by writing, commenting on other Yaks, and up voting or down voting yaks.
Tinder is an online dating app that allows you to swipe right (like) or swipe left (don’t like) to other’s profiles. If both people swipe right you can private message. Tinder uses geo-location, to find people close to you. You can set your geo-location to as close as 1 mile away. The restriction age for Tinder is 12 years old.
Jailbreaking the IPhone Jailbreaking a phone allows the user to expand limits set by Apple and the App Store (and Parental Restrictions!) Mature content can be viewed on a Jailbroken phone with no restrictions. Iphone users must first download software on the computer that they upload to their phone to “Jailbreak” it.
How to use i. Phone Restrictions: Go to Settings.
Once in settings, go to General tab.
Tap the Restrictions tab and Enable Restrictions.
You will be asked to enter a 4 digit passcode. Do not forget this passcode, there is no way to retrieve it, and a full restore (reinstallation) of the i. Phone is needed to reset it.
You will now have control over what you want to restrict.
Our Recommendations We recommend that you go through all the apps your child has on their phone. After doing so, enable restrictions on “Installing Apps”. By doing this you allow a positive conversation when your child wants to download any app. Questions such as, Why do you want this app? How will I know you are being safe when using this app? What will happen if I find you being inappropriate on this app?
To re-enable a function, just return to restrictions page, authorize with the 4 digit passcode and turn it back on.
So in summary, the way to stay safe and not get a bad rap with electronics? 1. Make sure your page is private, not public. 2. Do not post or put up anything inappropriate. What seems cool now could end up ruining your future! 3. Do not post any comments with foul or offensive language, nudity, photos of illegal things, and don’t join any inappropriate groups. 4. Think twice about what you write or post. The rule: “If you wouldn’t want your parent’s to see it, don’t post it!” 5. Be careful about who you become ‘friends’ with. Only accept a friend that you know!