This Week in Social Media News For Parents

Stories for the week ending 11/27/2015


Happy Thanksgiving all


Reddit announced upcoming changes to its Privacy Policy. For the first time, they will be sharing or selling user information to advertisers. No surprise, but privacy conscious Reddit users are up in arms.

Reddit updates Privacy Policy effective January 1, 2016



A new poll by Naked Security revealed that Mozilla Firefox is the most trusted browser, with Google Chrome coming in second. Sorry Microsoft, Internet Explorer ranked 6th. Quick – can you even name 6 browsers?
Which web browser do you trust? [Poll]


British singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cole) – who is gorgeous – sets her Instagram account to private after being body shamed online for losing too much weight. Knock it off people; celebs have feelings.

Why Everyone Needs To Stop Body-Shaming Cheryl Fernandez-Versini


While most nudity is not allowed on YouTube, everyone knows that there’s a lot of “not safe for kids” content on there – in the videos themselves and the comments. For that reason, and the fact that online videos are an absolute magnet for kids, a dedicated YouTube Kids app was a great idea. Unfortunately, YouTube continues to come under pressure, and this time it’s the NY Times calling them out over junk food ads.

YouTube Kids App Faces New Complaints Over Ads for Junk Food


Racially charged threats, including death threats against specific students posted on Yik Yak, led Western Washington University to cancel all classes on Tuesday this week. Police are involved but the incident hasn’t been resolved yet.

Western Washington University Cancels Classes After Hate Speech Targets People




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