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Generation Text – Teens & Texting [Infographic] – The Wired Homeschool

It seems to have become a habit around here that I post an infographic every Friday. Today isn’t an exception.

Some interesting facts:

  • 28% of teens text from home
  • 71% of teens surveyed prefer texting over phone calls
  • 52% of boys play games on their smartphones
  • 56% of girls use social media apps on their smartphones

I wonder how many homeschooling families fall outside of the “norm” when it comes to teens and texting?

Does your teen have a smartphone?  If so, do you have any rules about texting?

[via YouthMinistryMedia, Image via Lab42]

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Social Media Security [Infographic] – The Wired Homeschool

If your children are using social media, are you sure they’re using it safely?  Are they using in a manner that will protect their identity and the identity of their siblings?

Many parents may not allow their children to use social media out of fear.  Some of that fear is natural, as a parent you don’t want to let go (remember the first time you let them go to a sleep-over?).If you decided to allow your child to use social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ then consider some of these notes from the inforgraphic below:

  • Make sure their social media settings do not expose their privacy.
  • Be vigilant about what they and their friends post.
  • You may need to have your child “unfriend” or block their friends to protect privacy.
These tips are great for parents too!

What other things are you doing to keep your child’s social media secure?

[via Mashable]

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