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Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week – 11/5/2015


Tumblr is an unending streaming scrapbook of text, photos, videos, and audio clips. It pioneered the vibrant, graphic-rich, full-screen design that kids love (which is one reason Yahoo bought it for $1.1 billion 2013). And — with more than a million blogs — it remains one of the most popular places on the Web for creative types to design original pages, share cool things they discover, and follow others with similar interests. On Tumblr, the goal of many users is to be “reblogged” (as opposed to racking up likes, as with Instagram), which makes the service feel like a creative community bonded by shared interests — and not a popularity contest. Read full  Tumblr article here.

Tumblr is unique because of the wide variety of content that users can post from their phones or computers. Not only can they text and post photos, they also can offer up quotes, links, music, voice messages, and videos. It all shows up on a member’s page along with a stream of posts from people they’re following. This ability to post instantaneously can be a risk for impulsive teens (or any teens, really). Check out how to keep up with the latest social apps and websites teens are using  and check out the 15 apps and websites your kids are going to after Facebook!

Have a great week and don’t forget to use Common Sense.

Common Sense Media Supporter School

Common Sense MediaWe are happy to announce that The Hamlin School is a Common Sense Media Supporter School. This program is designed to support administrative, faculty, and parent efforts to wisely and constructively integrate technology into students’ lives at school and at home. Through our partnership with Common Sense Media in the Bay Area, our school community has direct access to the nation’s leading experts on media, education and technology while also supporting our local educational community.

Common Sense Media, is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. To explore their (over 22,000) ratings and reviews of movies, books, music, TV shows, games, websites and apps or to find answers to your media-related questions, visit www.commonsensmedia.org and join the one million registered users.  To learn more about our partnership with Common Sense, contact Mark Picketts.  

Some resources that you may be interested in bringing into your home are their family media agreement and the device contract.  We look forward to partnering with you in preparing the girls to be healthy and successful in these media rich times.