• TBH APP - WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

    Posted by Tricia Puglisi on 9/25/2017 7:00:00 AM

    TBH APP - WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

    Parents need to know that tbh (to be honest) is a free social networking app that lets friends anonymously answer questions about one another. The questions are 100% controlled by the developer and as such, don't become outwardly mean or insulting though teens could potentially find a way to use the app to target others. Users can submit their own ideas for poll questions, but these are reviewed by the developer before being added to the question pool. Registration asks for users' age indirectly by asking for the highest grade completed in high school or college. It also accesses users' phone contacts lists and location to help the user identify the school they attend. There's currently no direct messaging, though the privacy policy does mention a chat feature which may be an added feature at some point. At the time of review, it's only available in seven states. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the kinds of information collected and shared. 

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  • Parent Advisory on 13 Reasons Why

    Posted by Pam Beaudoin on 8/21/2017

    Parent Advisory on 13 Reasons Why:  As you may be aware, and as a result of articles in the news media, your child may be "binge watching" a recently popular Netflix series entitled 13 Reasons Why.  We feel it is important for you to be aware that this series has been rated by TVMA or Appropriate for children 16+by Common Sense Media.  Common Sense Media describes this as a "very intense, dark story." The Netflix series is based on a popular young adult novel and it follows a group of high school students in the aftermath of a classmate’s suicide. Episodes contain graphic and significant content about suicide, rape, substance use and abuse, and bullying. If you are interested in reading their full review, you may access it here – Review of 13 Reasons Why .  While we are not in the business of telling you what your children can and cannot view, when we have information that is relevant to our kids, we feel an obligation to keep you updated.

     

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