The world of communication is changing every day and we need to stay informed!
It began with our homes having a standard desktop computer and then came along the laptop. Now, it is hand held devices; iPads, iPhones, iPods and Android devices. These devices do everything from making a phone call to activating your household alarm or washer/dryer!
We need to consistently educate ourselves and become familiar with social media platforms that our children utilize every day. Having open communication with your children is the key to keeping them safe and you informed!
A great app for teens is; “Send This Instead”. When teens are feeling pressured to send intimate images to someone online, “Send This Instead” is an excellent app to be utilized. The creators of this app explained the purpose behind its creation; “We asked all the funny people we knew, "What would you say if someone asked you to send images you didn't want to?" We took their answers and made posters and developed this app. The posters are witty, sarcastic and meant to help get the point across - using humor as a strategy. As well the app includes reference points and links for youth dealing with issues around the sharing of intimate images". This app can be utilized on Apple and Android devices.
Take the time and browse through the sites below. These sites will provide parents, children, teens and young adults with all the "Correct" information needed.
Knowledge is Power and the more you know the safer you and your family will be!