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    ARTICLE: Sharenting -- 5 Questions to Ask Before You Post 
    I recently learned a new term: sharenting - a term used to describe the overuse of social media by parents to share content based on their children. 
    This article from healthychildren.org shares important concepts (and consequences) that parents need to understand about sharing information about their children online and suggests five questions to ask before sharing anything online about children.

    RESOURCES: Teens and Online Concerns 
    This article, "The Most Dangerous Teen Apps of 2019 Parents Should Know," from the Illinois Family Organization, was just published yesterday. It includes some apps we have cautioned parents about in the past, as well as some new ones. I urge you to monitor your child's online activity. For additional information, check out "10 Apps Kids Use that Parents Should Know About." There may be some overlap with the previous article, but it includes additional apps, such as the Calculator+ app that allows children to "hide" photos and videos. Another rising concern relates to the propensity of students to create fake Instagram accounts (Finstagrams or Finstas for short) to publish for a select group of friends photos and videos that might be objectionable to adults. In "We Asked a Teen About Fake Instagrams andCrying Selfies," you can read what a teen says about Finstagrams.