Tuesday, January 22, 2013
We asked, you shared. Readers were divided on what age they allowed their children to have a social media account.
Among social media sites, Facebook was the most popular with teenagers, according to a survey of about 800 teens by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. We recently asked readers: What age do you allow your kid to have a social media account, and we received mixed responses. Facebook is Unnecessary Some readers say they don’t allow their children to have a Facebook account. “It’s unnecessary, I wouldn’t let me child have a Facebook [account]. It would cause more harm than good,” Patch reader Melissa wrote. Patch reader BigMama wrote, “In hindsight I wish I had NEVER allowed my teenage son on Facebook. It's turned out to be a vacuous, distracting time sink.” High School, Age Appropriate Other readers say high …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between ages 12 and 13, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
About 76 percent of teen Internet users are also social media users, according to a survey of about 800 teens surveyed in 2011 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Of those teen social media users, 93 percent have a Facebook account and the number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between the ages of 12 and 13, according to the Pew data. Most social networking sites restricts children under 13 years old from creating an account, but it’s not uncommon for children to lie about their age when signing up. From Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and many other social networking sites popping up on the web, Patch wants to know: At what age do you allow your children to have a social media account…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A Patch blogger and wealth manager shares why he thinks social media is great for business.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Armed with an education degree, two growing boys, and a Nerf gun or two, one Wilmette mom shares her playful career.
Meredith Sinclair, who blogs and video blogs on her website HOO-DEE-HOO, has made it her life’s work to share with moms ways to enjoy play, messes, fashion and fun. The Wilmette mom has combined her love of live television, teaching, and sharing stories to form her own fascinating career evolution. A Career Change “I started out as a teacher,” Sinclair says of her master’s degree in elementary education. “A lot of my ideas of play stem from there. I love the environment of the classroom.” After a relocation for her husband’s job, she worked as an educational consultant for a Pittsburgh children’s museum and for a local PBS station. “I looked at the children’s shows for the PBS station and helped them make sure that they were educationally …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Weigh in on Facebook or the comments below!
There are a lot of ways Wilmette and Kenilworth residents can use the Internet to share their opinions and engage in discussions. Heck, you've tweeted, texted and flickr'd me with story ideas aplenty. Check out the first part of our Friday series, where we ask for your favorite Roemer Park memory. We've got some suggestions on the most active Tumblrs and Tweeters, but would love to hear your ideas on who's the most social media savvy resident of them all? Share your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page. Twitter: Nucking Futs Mama Flickr: Fogel's Focus Facebook Page: The Wilmette Theatre Bloggers: The Backyard Conservative and My Life in SouthCentral (Wilmette) Stay tuned next Friday for another Survey Says. In the …