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Unmasking anonymous Snapchat app YOLO

When Yolo launched in May 2019, it zoomed to number one on the iTunes downloads chart. Today, it’s still in the top 100, with 10 million active users. Is your child one of them?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | snapchat | tinder | dating app | digital wellbeing | Hoop
Hoop: The newest Tinder-for-teens app blowing up on Snapchat

Getting kids to share personal info with strangers is the whole point of new dating app Hoop. What could possibly go wrong?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | snapchat | instagram | cyberbullying | online pornography | Fortnite | tiktok | peer pressure | sleepover
Smartphones and sleepovers: Why even nice kids can go feral, and what to do about it

When journalist Susan Maushart decided to impose a six-month digital detox on her three teenagers, their first reaction (once the shrieking died down) was “But what about our friends?”

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | teen safety | snapchat | online pornography
Snapchat does it again. Now it's a porn channel inviting kids to "take your sex life to the next level"

A new X-rated channel that asks the question “Can we turn your phone into the best sex toy ever?” launched last week on social media app Snapchat - and it’s impossible for parents to turn it off.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Cyber Safety | snapchat | Social Media | digital parenting
What on earth is a "Snapstreak"?

Snapchat.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | Social Media | online predators | smartphones | selfies
Does this selfie make my nose look big?

Digital enhancement filters that plump lips and narrow noses are cheaper and a lot less risky than surgery or injectables. But there's now a weird synergy between the two phenomena, with social media driving the demand for physical ...

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | dangerous apps | live streaming | snapmap
If your child has Snapchat, you need to read this right now

As a shooter rampaged through their school with a semi-automatic weapon, students hiding in lockdown were uploading Snapchat stories to an interactive map - allowing kids around the world to watch the atrocity live.

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | facebook
Social Media: What is the right age to allow access?

One of the most common questions we receive at Family Zone is 'How old should my child be before I allow them to use Social Media?' We sat down with three leading Cyber Experts who have all shared their opinions on what age they feel kids ...

 
Parental Controls | Cyber Safety | snapchat | Cyber Experts | parenting
Snapchat update

The latest update of SnapChat now tracks your child's location, and marks their location on a map for other users to see. Cyber Expert Jordan from ySafe alerted us to this change and recommends that you turn off this function.

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