AmberMac Archive: online safety

FB Live: Is Musical.ly safe for young kids?

Musical.ly is a “video social network app for video creation, messaging, and live broadcasting” – and it’s the topic of a couple of my #AmberMacLive Facebook Live segments that you can find below (excuse the sound issue at the beginning of the first one – we get it fixed and… Read More

The Feed: TF065 Retail Futurist Doug Stephens on Amazon & More

Gilad Beeri from Apollo Shield joins us to talk about how to keep drones from flying into restricted spaces (without destroying them). We also talk to retail futurist Doug Stephens about why Amazon is heading offline to connect with consumers. In Socially Speaking, we discuss when and why parents… Read More

Instagram’s New Comment Moderation Tool

We love Instagram but, like many social media networks, it at times struggles with harassment, trolls, and other types of negative behaiour. To help combat some of the abuse that takes place in comment threads, Instagram has recently rolled out its new keyword comment moderation tool. This hides any comments (past… Read More

Media Coverage of “Outsmarting Your Kids Online”

New review from New York Parenting – see Print section below! Thank you to all our media friends for your interest in our new “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” book. Below you’ll find where our “Safety Handbook for Overwhelmed Parents” has been featured (we’ll be updating regularly) and don’t forget to check… Read More

Pokemon GO’s Popularity & Parent’s Guide

Pokemon GO has had an amazing launch, with more than 30 million people having already downloaded the game – and there are a couple of reasons that may be good. One thing I love about Pokemon GO is that it gets people outside and can help them be more active,… Read More

12 Instagram Rules to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

I recently ran a contest in my weekly newsletter asking parents to share their online safety rules.  Sam Title, CEO of The Coffice, emailed me his family’s 12 Instagram guidelines.  He created this document to steer his 13-year-old daughter in the right direction.  In Outsmarting Your Kids Online, we talk a… Read More

Live Streaming: Truths, Consequences, Opportunities

When Periscope first launched in 2015, there were numerous news headlines warning users (and those in their lens’ way) about the dangers of live streaming.  As Motherboard explained in its March 26th post that year, “When you’re live streaming, you give away more than you likely would in… Read More

Amber Mac at Halifax Central Library

I went to King’s College for my Bachelor of Journalism degree and my brother lives in Halifax, so I’m super happy to be heading back to Halifax from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, July 12th to speak about Outsmarting Your Kids Online! Catch me (for free) at the beautiful Halifax Central Library… RSVP… Read More