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[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sobering Cyberbulling Statistics [Infographic]

1 in 6 teens are cyberbullied.

Teens who are cyberbullied are 3,5x more likely to attempt suicide than those who aren’t bulled.

Cyberbullying is defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell
phones, and other electronic devices.” Currently 80% of teens are on cell phones and on social media sites giving them the almost unhindered ability to communicate with one another for good or bad….

News, Social Media »

[16 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Facebook Now Allows Teens to Post Publicly

Facebook is now allowing teenagers of age 13 to 17 to post publicly and get followers on their profiles. Previously, teens were not allowed to post publicly. They were only able to share content with friends, friends of friends and custom groups. Now teenagers are allowed to post anything they’d like for the whole world to see.

Good Idea or Bad Idea?
Like or Dislike?

Find out more!

Featured, Internet »

[9 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | ]
Internet Protection & Accountability: Covenant Eyes Review

Covenant Eyes is an excellent internet accountability & filtering solution. It’s great both for monitoring your children as well as accountability for adults. It’s simple. You can pick accountability partners you trust whether that be a parent, a friend or a mentor. If you visit a questionable site, it’ll let your friend know. Trust me, it is a really strong and helpful preventive measure that can save you or someone you love from a lot of heartache and shame whether it be with spending too much time on the internet, visiting inappropriate sites or pornography that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.

read more about it here!

Internet, Social Media »

[16 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Are Teenagers bored of Facebook? [Infographic]

Did you know…

– Facebook usage among teens in the US has declined 7% in the last 6 months?
– Facebook users are getting older?
– Tumblr has become the biggest player in teen usage?
– Mothers are taking over Facebook!?

Internet, Social Media »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
What Happens Online in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

So what happens online in any given minute? How about…

2 million searches on Google
72 hours of video uploaded on youtube
1.8 million likes on facebook
11,000 searches on linkedin…

Advertising, Movies »

[1 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Product Placement: A Reflection of Reality or Sneaky Advertising?

Love it or hate it, product placement in television, movies, music videos and even Broadway plays is here to stay. Product placement is the art and science of getting a company’s brand featured in a popular movie or television series with the implied endorsement that goes along with the placement. Broadcasting & Cable reported that two-thirds of advertisers use product placement as part of their marketing plans, most of which (80 percent) is used in television, according to an Association of National Advertisers survey. With this proliferation of products in the media, it’s difficult to know just how such use of products in media affects the general public.

Internet, Social Media »

[12 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Three Easy Ways to Protect Your Child on Facebook

From the bus stop to the home computer, kids are vulnerable little creatures. Even in the comfort of home sitting right beside you on the couch, your child is essentially exposed to online predators and Internet dangers while playing on a laptop. And the moment they log onto Facebook, they’re open to whole new world that, without boundaries and limitations, threatens their safety…

Movies »

[19 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Django Unchained Movie Review

The movie “Django Unchained” was one of the more popular movies from 2012. And it wasn’t only popular with general audiences either, as it also won 2 Oscars, and 26 other awards. The movie doesn’t have a shortage of famous names attached to it either, with Quentin Tarantino directing, and actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx starring…

News, TV Shows »

[10 Apr 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
FCC considering allowing F-Words & Nudity on Network Television

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and “non-sexual” nudity. This means that if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow networks to use profanity and frontal female nudity regardless of viewing hours. This includes times when children may be watching…

Internet »

[24 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Teens Standing up to Cyber Bullies on Facebook

It’s Back to School & Cyberbulling
It’s back to school time. Many schools will be starting this week or the next. It’s the time to think about new classes, new teachers, perhaps new friends, but also a time to think about the many issues in present youth culture.

One of the biggest is cyberbullying. According to a new study, 1 in 4 kids claim to be targets of cyberbullying, nearly 2 of 3 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, but only 10% of parents are aware that their own teens are one of the recipients. Most of these attacks happen on Facebook where a whopping 92.6% of teens say cruel behavior takes place.

Movies, News »

[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Colorado Theater Massacre – Who to Blame?

The Colorado Theater Massacre is such a tragic story. I am incredibly saddened by what happened and much prayers go out to the families and loved ones involved.

The alleged shooter is 24 year old James Holmes, who faces 142 criminal counts for shooting at a packed midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises. For whatever reason, motive still uncertain, he proceeded to open fire into the crowds leaving 12 dead and 58 injured.

In most circumstances as people try to make sense of this kind of senseless killing, our first instinct is to want to blame something or someone…

Advertising, Video »

[22 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
McDonald’s Photoshop Burger Advertisment Video

Dear McDonald – “Why does your food look different in the advertising than what is in the store?”

This was a question asked by a customer to McDonald. I am sure lot of us always wondered or at least balked at how perfect the burgers look on the ads yet look so flat, small, and less appetizing in real life.

McDonald responds in video!