Is Snapchat’s My AI Feature Safe for Children and Teens?
May 3, 2023snapchatSocial Media Posted by Annie Hall Read more from Annie Hall
Snapchat is a widely used social media platform, especially among children and teens. In February 2023, Snapchat released a new feature called "My AI," which is a chatbot designed to answer questions, offer suggestions, and chat with users. The introduction of My AI has received mixed reactions. While some people are excited about the benefits it could bring, others are concerned about potential risks. This article will examine the pros and cons of My AI with regard to the safety of children and teens.
Summer Splashing: Pool Safety for Kids
April 21, 2023 Posted by Paige Geis Bradshaw Read more from Paige Geis Bradshaw
Summer is right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for the rising temperatures. Sunshine, sandals, swimming pools—I was born for this! But as we splash into pool season, now’s the time to take the necessary precautions…
Are Ball Pits Dangerous?
April 14, 2023 Posted by Paige Geis Bradshaw Read more from Paige Geis Bradshaw
When you were a kid, the sanitary status of ball pits probably never crossed your mind. After you finished your Happy Meal, you headed straight to the McDonald’s PlayPlace and jumped right in! Ball pits have been a beloved attraction at fast food…
Faith and Technology: A Good Fit
April 12, 2023 Posted by Tiffany Tolman Read more from Tiffany Tolman
I grew up in a time when faith-based traditions grew around dining room tables and local church buildings. Parents, with the help of extended family members and close friends, had the greatest impact on a child’s faith experience face-to-face. The closest thing we…
How to Set Up Snapchat’s Parental Controls
April 11, 2023snapchatsnapchat parental controls Posted by Annie Hall Read more from Annie Hall
In August 2022, Snapchat announced that it would be rolling out new parental controls. These new controls allow parents to see their children's contacts, restrict who their children can add as friends, and set time limits on how much time their children can spend on the app.
What Is the Tech Coalition?
April 10, 2023 Posted by Paige Geis Bradshaw Read more from Paige Geis Bradshaw
In a world where there are digital dangers targeting children around every corner, it’s a relief to know that an organization like the Tech Coalition is around. Child sexual abuse and exploitation is a widespread problem. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest…
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What Is a Deepfake and How Are They Made?
March 31, 2023 Posted by Josh Burgoyne Read more from Josh Burgoyne
While exploring the Internet, have you or your kids ever stumbled upon a video that seems too unrealistic to be true? For example, it could be a video of your child’s friend starring alongside Tom Holland in the latest Spiderman film. It might…
Cell Phones in School: Why Are Schools Dead Zones?
March 29, 2023 Posted by Paige Geis Bradshaw Read more from Paige Geis Bradshaw
Unless you live in a mountain cabin far, far away, technology is unavoidable. From preschool to senior year, kids will watch educational videos, test their knowledge in virtual learning games, access their textbooks on tablets, and take classes in keyboarding and computer basics.…