This Week in Social Media News For Parents

Stories for the week ending 6/10/2016


The big hack. Hack attack. Self inflicted wounds.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked. It turns out his passwords were horrible.

Mark Zuckerberg’s social-media accounts got hacked, and his password is terrible


Kylie Jenner’s Twitter account was hacked too. She doesn’t seem too broken up about it.

Kylie Jenner’s Twitter account is HACKED with lewd tweets…but the KUWTK star doesn’t seem to mind 

Social Media News for ParentsBut wait, there’s more. The NFL’s Twitter account was hacked into as well. No, Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t dead.

NFL’s Twitter is hacked, says Roger Goodell has died


Taylor Swift’s Twitter DMs were hacked as well.

Taylor Swift’s Private DMs to Her Dancers Were Recently Hacked


What is behind all these hacking incidents? Bad password hygiene.

Celebrities keep getting hacked because they’re making a massive security mistake


Facebook and Netflix weren’t hacked, but they may require you to change your password anyway.

You may need to change your Facebook or Netflix password — but not because they were hacked


Tragic – a Florida teen committed suicide after a nude video of her was posted by her “friends” on Snapchat.

Girl, 15, commits suicide after friends share nude Snapchat video taken without permission


A New Jersey mom who is also a professional photographer got her Facebook account suspended after she posted pictures of her kids and the kids of her friends doing a gruesome and gory Walking Dead reenactment. The kids all appeared to be under 10 and there were fake guns involved. That’s a no no.

These ‘Walking Dead’ photos of children got a NJ mom in trouble with Facebook


Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut thinks that NBA players are avoiding some on-court situations for fear of being mocked on social media. There has never been a worse time to get dunked on.

Andrew Bogut says social media is making NBA players soft on defense


A Texas high school valedictorian bragged about her accomplishments on Twitter, and then mentioned that she is an undocumented immigrant. Don’t hate the player; hate the game. Her valedictorian speech killed it.

Student who graduated top of her class causes outrage after bragging that she has a 4.5GPA, nice legs, full tuition at UT – but is in the US Illegally

Here’s some good news – ISIS ha been using social media and messaging apps to spred its message and recruit followers. The FBI and international anti terrorist organization know this, and have been fighting back.

ISIS worries that fake Android apps are spying on its ranks


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