Archive for the Statistics Category

Sharenting: 5 tips to keeps your kids safe

Sharenting: 5 tips to keeps your kids safe

Of all the jobs I have ever had, by far the most difficult, confusing, exhausting AND rewarding is as parent.  Since it is often all consuming, it helps to be able to share the daily challenges and victories with others who can sympathize and who appreciate your pain or your pride. The term “sharenting” was created to describe the burgeoning

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The new Senior Citizen is a Digital Citizen

The new Senior Citizen is a Digital Citizen

When you look at online use statistics, you’ll see that kids under 18 are the best trend setters. The 18-34 age group are the most prevalent users. But the fastest growing demographic? Seniors, age 65 and up. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.  The internet offers the same benefits to seniors as to the young: connections with people, ability to do things

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8 things you need to know about Instagram

8 things you need to know about Instagram

Instagram is an incredibly popular free application that can be used to share photos and videos. People who use it, love it, but to people who do not use it, Instagram has a shroud of mystery. That’s because, unlike many social networks, you can’t just visit the site online and browse accounts as a non-user. You need to either have

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Internet Safety for Kids

Internet Safety for Kids

This one is for the parents, caregivers, teachers, educators and anyone who knows a child they care about. It is important because the internet changes so quickly and kids often experience something before we (as adults) even know it exists. For many youngsters, the internet is a way of communication and community. For some, it can be exposure to content they

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Social Media and Your Health

Social Media and Your Health

A guest post today. The lovely people at Fix.com have shared their text and infographic on the effects of social media on your health. Like all good things, ‘in moderation’ is usually best. We all love social media. From Facebook check-ins to Instagram and Pinterest, there’s always a way to connect with others. But could it actually be dangerous for

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Social Networks 2013 – Year in Review

Social Networks 2013 - Year in Review

Another year come to a close and 2013 was certainly the rise of the Social Networks! Viral video stars now rival Hollywood popularity (for their 15 minutes anyway) and marketing companies are finding that social sharing is the best way to get your message out. With so many people sharing their lives, thoughts, and art via social networks, the internet

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Time for a Digital Detox?

Time for a Digital Detox?

Weekends and holidays are a great break … a break from work, a break from school, maybe a break from lessons. What about taking a break from digital connections? People are rarely away from their phones, tablets, laptops or TVs. In the US, the number of electronic devices outnumbers the population of the country. Though these all serve to entertain, assist

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Privacy Settings – why you can’t set it and forget it

Privacy Settings - why you can't set it and forget it

Thanks to Edward Snowden and the NSA, Privacy has become the new buzzword of the year. Yet despite all the media coverage, here are some startling stats from social media (according to Pew): Of the 1 billion Facebook users 13 million users have never touched their privacy settings 26% of men and 14% of women have completely public profiles across

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Let’s be Friends!

Let's be Friends!

Do you remember when you were little and someone would say to you “Let’s be friends”? That usually  meant you had someone with whom to play, eat ice cream and have sleepovers. You could giggle with them, cry with them and tell them your darkest secrets. Some people had lots of friends and some had few. No one really kept

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