BOB'S BLOG

August 25, 2017

Dad warns of app’s potential privacy dangers for children

An Illinois father is speaking out and warning other parents about the potential privacy risks of the popular app Musical.ly, after he says a stranger asked his 7-year-old daughter to send shirtless pictures of herself through the app’s messaging feature.
“She came to us and let us know that there…

August 24, 2017

The US has a shortage of tech workers. Here’s how kids and schools can solve the problem

Students often describe jobs in STEM as “nerdy, boring and just sitting in front of a computer.”

August 24, 2017

Perspective | Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.

Melinda Gates says that even she, a former Microsoft executive, has to learn how to be a parent in the digital age.

August 24, 2017

Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.

Melinda Gates says that even she, a former Microsoft executive, has to learn how to be a parent in the digital age.

August 24, 2017

What’s new in Android Oreo

Google officially launched Android Oreo. today. To be honest, it’s probably one of the least exciting operating system releases in recent memory. While the..

August 24, 2017

Parents warned to monitor teen use of app Sarahah

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents of the dangers of an app popular with teens called Sarahah.

August 23, 2017

Back to School Safety: Home and Back Again – Part Two

Bullying in the Palm of your Hand
Physical and verbal bullying have been around forever, and cyberbullying has become increasingly common since the dawn of the…

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..