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  • Earlier this year I read It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd. boyd (she uses lower case) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft.  Her research examines the intersection between technology and society.  Over the course of 10 years she interviewed over 100 teens, gathering data to better understand teenage behavior in our social media landscape.  Some of her findings surprised me.

    Recommended Reading: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

    Earlier this year I read It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd. boyd (she uses lower case) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft. Her research examines the intersection between technology and society. Over the course of 10 years she interviewed over 100 teens, gathering data to better understand teenage behavior in our social media landscape. Some of her findings surprised me.

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  • Last week I talked about using Safety Mode in YouTube.  But what if you want to block YouTube completely on your child's iPod touch or iPad? Here are updated instructions for restricting YouTube (both the YouTube app and the YouTube website) in iOS version 6 or above.

    How to Restrict YouTube in iPod touch and iPad

    Last week I talked about using Safety Mode in YouTube. But what if you want to block YouTube completely on your child's iPod touch or iPad? Here are updated instructions for restricting YouTube (both the YouTube app and the YouTube website) in iOS version 6 or above.

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  • Seems like all the kids these days like to search on YouTube for music videos, cute kitten videos, Minecraft videos, and just about every other kind of video. Some are instructional, some are educational, some are entertaining but many are just not okay for kids.  Can parents prevent their kids from seeing inappropriate content on YouTube?  Well, sort of.

    YouTube Safety Mode

    Seems like all the kids these days like to search on YouTube for music videos, cute kitten videos, Minecraft videos, and just about every other kind of video. Some are instructional, some are educational, some are entertaining but many are just not okay for kids. Can parents prevent their kids from seeing inappropriate content on YouTube? Well, sort of.

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