Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week – 9/9/2015

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If your kid is among the 75% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you’re well aware of the app obsession that can take over the brain and body in seconds. While a lot of social networking is harmless — and even beneficial — some apps are specifically designed to appeal to users’ darker impulses. Confessionals, anonymous comments, incriminating photos, rumor-mongering — that sort of thing. Worse, some apps apply location services to this already combustible mix, connecting everyone in a school and magnifying problems like cyberbullying, gossip, and physical threats; unneeded drama.

Keep an eye out for these three apps that often stir up drama in school and let’s keep the drama on the stage.

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