Teens will always find ways to use technology to socialize. Once upon a time, it was party lines, then chat rooms, and now apps.
In this week’s #TechTuesday episode on WTAM 1100 Newsradio, Bill Wills and I discuss a recent New York Times article on the range of new social media apps teens are using, including video messaging and anonymous sharing networks.
For parents who are not sure where to start with online safe behavior, I recommend bookmarking SafeKids.com and ConnectSafely.org.
In particular, consider printing out family contracts for online safety as a way to discuss the topic with kids and teens and ensure everyone understands rules and boundaries for their online behavior.
Every parent will have different approaches to their kids, but it’s important that you have these discussions early so that you can keep an ongoing communication about topics like cyberbullying and other unsafe behavior or threads online.
College students tend to rely on a lot of tech for school, and for them, the hot new trend is the smart dorm. It’s like a smart home away from home.
Back to School savings at Best Buy include up to $150 off select computers, plus students can save an extra $100. Visit the Best Buy Student Deals page for more information.
This year’s Back to School shopping season looks to be the longest yet as parents shop earlier than ever. I talked with Esme Murphy on WCCO Newsradio 830 in Minneapolis about getting your kid’s school technology together, whether they’re in K-12 or heading off to college.
Has your Internet been slow? When troubleshooting, it’s important to remember that for many devices you’ll need to check two different connections: your wireless network and your broadband access.
For this week’s #TechTuesday segment, I discuss how to check your Internet speed with Bill Wills of WTAM 1100 Newsradio.
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U.S. roads are getting more dangerous because of distracted drivers. The right tech, however, can help make sure you arrive safely at your final destination.
In this week’s #TechTuesday segment Bill Wills and I discuss tech for your car to help keep your eyes on the road.
#TechTuesday is heard on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio Tuesdays at 7:50AM.