BOB'S BLOG

August 22, 2017

Suicide Prevention Program Serves as National Model

The case of Michelle Carter, who was convicted of manslaughter after urging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages, has spotlighted the dangers of bullying and suicide. But a new program in South Florida is gaining attention as a national suicide-prevention model.

August 21, 2017

Smartphones dominate daily life for teens and tweens

“Her friend could be right here, and they’re texting each other,” a Leonia mother and social media educator says of her 12-year-old.

August 21, 2017

Younger consumers use two or more apps for streaming music, mobile messaging, says Nielsen

Millennials’ reputation for a lack of brand loyalty extends to digital services, according to a new report out from Nielsen this morning. The measurement..

August 19, 2017

Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story

Instagram inception, here we come. If somebody sends you a photo or video in a private conversation on Instagram, the app will now let you play around with..

August 19, 2017

Fairfield Middle School bullying and suicide: Despite changes, two more students are dead

Two Fairfield Middle School students have taken their own lives since March. Did the school and police do enough?

August 18, 2017

Online group monitors teens on social media, reports violations to police

Metro police say they receive tips from many different mediums, but this was their first tip from Sheepdog Bloodhound.

August 18, 2017

5 Questions: Is your child addicted to technology?

We’ve given these kids devices that connect them to the world, so that’s what they’re doing. But now they’re not paying attention to the teacher.

August 18, 2017

Police, child advocates warn of “Tinder for Teens” app

Indiana Child advocates and law enforcement have a warning out about new apps that could put your child in harm’s way.

August 17, 2017

Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch

Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you..

August 16, 2017

Parents should be monitoring children’s TV content and online activities

Parents Television Council met in Springfield to address the challenges parents face when it comes to monitoring what their children watch.