6 Self-Destructing Messaging Apps Adults Need to Know

6 Self-Destructing Messaging Apps Adults Need to Know

Self-destructing messaging apps with end-to-end encryption are taking over; these are apps that automatically destruct messages when the receiver reads them and/or sets a limit for how long the receiver can see a message before it gets deleted. Both kids and young adults use them to prevent certain people (i.e. parents, and future employers, etc.) from seeing things in their chat histories.

The Scary Truth about Instagram (and how it’s Ruining Our Self-Esteem)

The Scary Truth about Instagram (and how it’s Ruining Our Self-Esteem)

Instagram’s social media culture does provide a great platform to share authentic photos, but not everything is as flattering and amazing as it seems in those photos. People might not use Photoshop, but they can use filters (even if they use the hashtag #NoFilter). They can give off the impression that the photo was effortlessly taken with very little or no preparation whatsoever.

4 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online after Divorce

4 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online after Divorce

Just because you got a divorce doesn’t mean you cannot be cordial with your former partner. After all, you have a child together. For the sake of your child, it’s still your responsibility to protect your child by communicating with each another about the things that impact him/her.
As your child spends increasing amount of time online, talk to your ex and figure out what they know about cyber safety. Once you start the conversation, try to collaborate about how you will co-parent your child about their online use.

Why Facebook Live Is the Police’s New Best Friend

Why Facebook Live Is the Police’s New Best Friend

Police forces from all over the world use Facebook Live (and the Facebook platform in general) as a way to prosecute criminals. It is actually one of the first places detectives search for evidence. Based on the content of a criminal’s social media posts – like online extremism, for example – they can find out the person’s motive, the geolocation of where they recorded the Facebook Live video.

Astroturfing: Why the Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side of the Internet

Astroturfing: Why the Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side of the Internet

Astroturfing is the attempt to create an impression of widespread support for a policy, individual, or product, where very little support actually exited beforehand. In other words, astroturfers create marketing or public relations campaigns in an attempt to present inaccurate information as real information. Usually, special interest groups use this technique to give an organization credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial connection.

How to Set Parental Controls on Your iPhone

How to Set Parental Controls on Your iPhone

Does your child own an iPhone or iPad? Do you ever worry about which mobile apps your child might access? Most parents in the UAE, KSA, etc. don’t consider a mobile device an adult piece of technology. However, mobile phones are more powerful than ever, and children...
How to Spot a Fake Facebook Account

How to Spot a Fake Facebook Account

If you use the Internet, chances are you have Facebook account. In fact, Facebook posted in July 2016 that there are now over 1.71 billion users on Facebook. But most of us know that not all Facebook profiles are real. Many of them are fake. In fact, Facebook’s...
How to Talk to Your Kids about the News

How to Talk to Your Kids about the News

Do you watch the news? Do you ever feel like the world is getting more upsetting? It seems like there’s a new tragic event happening around the world every day. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and wars continue to fill our news outlets. What’s worse is that our...
Pokémon Go: What Parents Need to Know

Pokémon Go: What Parents Need to Know

Is your child on Pokémon Go? Are you still trying to figure out what it is and why everyone loves playing it? Read this article to find out the risks your child faces when using Pokémon Go and how to protect your child from them.

How Online Predators Target Your Children

How Online Predators Target Your Children

When our children were younger, we could protect them by baby proofing our homes. It was rather simple, just adding a few plastic fasteners or outlet covers gave you peace of mind. Now they are teenagers, and the task of keeping them safe suddenly requires new tactics...
What is Cyber Bullying (and How Parents Can Prevent it)

What is Cyber Bullying (and How Parents Can Prevent it)

What is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying is the use of threatening or mean language to purposely harass or emotionally hurt a single person or group of people. It is used in many forms, including social media, texting, online gaming, chat rooms, and many other Internet...
What Is Cyber Exploitation?

What Is Cyber Exploitation?

Cyber exploitation is the act of abusing online platforms to deceive someone else and/or use their information for personal gain. Did you know that there are over 750,000 sexual predators online at any given moment? Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 kids use online...