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Instagram Advice for Parents

In the last CyberSense Minute, Mirabai explained why many kids like to have a second Instagram spam account.

Teens enjoy using Instagram and it is often the first social media account they ask their parents permission to sign up. Here are a few ground rules I recommend discussing with your kids.

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Instagram Spam Accounts

Here’s an interesting question from Helen in Katy, TX who asked:

“We finally allowed our daughter to get Instagram on the condition that we can see what she posts. I have now discovered my daughter has a secret, second Instagram account and I don’t know what she posts or who she is talking to. She told me it is just her Spam account. What is that exactly?”

Thank you for the message, Helen, and here is today’s CyberSense Minute presented by Mirabai.

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Cell Phones and Sleep

Here is a message I received from Tracy in Frisco, Texas:

“Hi James, in your show you recommend teens don’t have phones in bed. My teen uses her phone as an alarm clock and also likes to listen to music to help her get to sleep. What do you think?” Continue Reading →

The Concern of a Middle School Parent

Yesterday, a principal told me something that gave me a physical pain in my chest.

I was visiting his middle school to present my CyberSense program. I always chat with the principal and/or counselors and discuss recent challenges pertaining to their students’ use of technology.

On this occasion, the principal shook his head sadly as he told me that they had discovered naked photos of several 7th Grade girls on a boy’s phone. Upon further investigation, it emerged that many of the other boys also had the photos on their phones.

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The amazing pill which will help your kids sleep better

Have you heard about the amazing pill which will help your kids sleep better and improve school grades? It is 100% safe and legal. The drug companies don’t want you to know about it…

Adults in America give their children a lot of drugs each year. Over 8 million children take some type of prescription psychiatric medication. And millions more parents are giving their kids unregulated drugs like melatonin to help them sleep.

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