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There have been a lot of digital safety updates in the news. In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about keeping students safe on Fortnite: Battle Royale, the new social media challenge that has teens snorting things up their nose, why Twitter banned a major parental control software provider from advertising on their platform, what Snapchat updated this week (spoiler alert: they made a lot of changes), how users can download their Instagram data, and more.
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The Top Social Media App Stories for Parents This Week:
- The 6th most visited site in the world has now surpassed Twitter (and your teens probably are on it). Learn what it is and how it’s bad for your teen
- The Most Popular Video Game for Teens: Learn what this game is, how it works, and why a school is offering teens the promise of a college scholarship for playing this game
- Learn what students are snorting up their nose in the latest teen Youtube challenge
- Learn what different features Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Has
Safety Threats You Need to Know This Week:
- This network is allowing user data to be grabbed by third-party trackers
- Why Twitter banned digital safety tool Kaspersky Labs from advertising
Facebook, Snapchat & Instagram App Updates worth Noting This Week:
- Snapchat is updating their recent update. Find out what data they aren’t going to collect in Europe and more
- How to download your data from Instagram this week
- YouTube Kids is getting an important update with more control
- Why we don’t like Facebook Messenger Kids (and what updates they are making to make the app less bad)
- Find out what type of links Twitter is starting to promote
- Why it’s important to look at the new minimum age for WhatsApp in Europe (and what that age is)
3 Stories We Heard about the Negative Effects of Social Media:
- New data shows social media is to blame for increase of school expulsions in Illinois
- Students kicked out of sorority over video posted on social media
- What is Digital Self-Harm and how are students using it?
2 Examples of How Your Student Can Be Positive on Social Media:
- How one teen used social media to build a thriving business
- Helpful YouTube reviews changed the course of this teen’s life
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