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Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a social audio app – not social media, even though it’s classified with the other, mainstream social media apps like Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Discord. The key difference between Clubhouse and other social media apps is its combination of ephemerality (nothing is recorded and the app prevents you from recording) and …

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Instagram Reels Review

Instagram Releases Reels Everywhere (Move over TikTok)

What is Instagram Reels? Reels is “Instagram’s attempt to keep you away from TikTok.” You add music and effects to videos – it’s almost that simple. Here’s Instagram’s own announcements: Introducing Instagram Reels Here are various articles talking about the Reels release: The Verge: Instagram Launches …

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COVID and Digital Safety

COVID-19 & Digital Safety: 5 Reminders While Your Kids are Stuck at Home

**Updated December 2, 2020 Really, Mom, I’m STILL Doing Homework!  Many kids are going to be “stuck” at home in front of screens a bit more than usual as a result of COVID-19. Michigan schools will be canceled starting on Monday, March 16. Here are a …

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Phone free schools - Protect Young Eyes

#phonefreeschools – How to Talk to Your School District about Removing Smartphones

Updated February 27, 2021 I’m often asked how I feel about smartphones in schools. It happened again. Another internet safety presentation where I was put on the spot to answer a question about kids having personal devices in school. This time, it came from the principal …

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