Every wonder what the age restrictions are for the top social media sites in the world? Surely, these sites, which often host sensitive content and conversations, are all 18+, right? Think again. Most of them are essentially targeted to eighth graders, ages 13 and up. Why 13? The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was established to product children’s information and has deemed that an appropriate age for collecting data, but it seems pretty young for someone who could very easily find a slew of inappropriate content in a matter of seconds on these sites.Continue reading Age Restrictions for Top Social Media Sites→
UPDATE: Instagram appears to have rolled out this feature to iOS users. At least some of us have the ability to upload multiple accounts and switch between them easily.
Finally! Instagram is testing easy switching between accounts, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’re anything like us here atCheshire Academy, you probably have multiple Instagram accounts you log in and out of daily to track engagement, converse with users, and post photos and videos.Continue reading Easy Switching for Instagram→
For parents who are interested in learning more about social media, what it is, the major platforms, and how different groups are using it, there are a few must-follow social media blogs. Here are our recommendations and why we think they are important to follow. Continue reading 5 Social Media Blogs Every Parent Should Follow→
Tips for parents, teens and educators on the ever changing world of social media from Cheshire Academy.