When Should Kids Join Social Media?

Teenager girl listening to music with headphones from a smart phone in the street of Paris.

Guest author Oliver Smith looks at popular social network age ratings and explores the question of at what age should kids be allowed to join social media.

Written by Oliver Smith

Should every 8-year-old have an iPhone and Instagram?

For kids these days, social media isn’t just ‘nice to have’, it is a core part of their social lives.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, the list goes on.

But just because social media is important, does that mean every 8-year-old should have an iPhone and a Twitter profile?

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Five Best Ways to Reduce Your Children’s Online Time

Written by Olivia Jones 

The beauty of our kids growing up in the digital era lies in the amount of available information that simplifies and allows learning through many sources, and turns it into a fun, independent activity. Kids enjoy their freedom to explore a whole universe at their fingertips, shared in a visually appealing and verbally rich environment that is the World Wide Web.

But one of the downsides of this way of life is that kids tend to spend too much time sitting, looking at a computer screen, and missing out on all the wonderful activities that involve spending time offline. Here are a few tips on how you can encourage your kids to creatively spend their time doing different things without taking away their digital freedom!

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MamaBear Supports Safer Internet Day!

Be the change: Unite for a better internet #SID2017

Keeping the internet safe and making the world a better place using internet technology is an ongoing effort and a responsibility shared by all users. Safer Internet Day is an opportunity to “Be the change: Unite for a better internet!”

MamaBear is proud to support Safer Internet Day 2017, and we would like to share their key messages for the Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign with you. Please check out this worldwide effort and join the celebration on February 7th, 2017. A LIVE Webinar will be held and you are invited!
Click here: http://saferinternetday.us/livestream/

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Zach Marks Launches New Web Series

Zach Marks New Original Web Series

Watch the new “My Grom Life” web series produced by Grom Social creator Zach Marks on gromsocial.com and MyGromLife YouTube channel beginning January 17th!

Zach Marks was eleven years old when he first got the idea to create a totally unique, safe social networking site “By Kids For Kids”. At age twelve, Zach launched Gromsocial.com with the help of family and friends. The new website was met with an overwhelming worldwide response. Today, Grom Social is a thriving global business, and at sixteen, Zach invites you to take an intimate look into his life journey as chronicled in the new web series, “My Grom Life.”

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