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Archive for April, 2015

Photo GPS Tagging

Not only are apps tracking and collecting data, sometimes our own phone cameras turn against us. Many smart phones have the capability to embed a GPS tag into every photo you take on your smart phone. That means, every photo you upload now lets every person who accesses the photo know the exact location you were in when you took the photo. So if you are taking an early morning selfie while getting ready, everyone now knows exactly where you live. Turning the GPS tag off is actually pretty simple.

For iPhone Users:

  1. Click on the settings button
  2. Click on the privacy button
  3. Click on the location services button
  4. Click on the camera button
  5. Select the option “never” 

For Android Users:

There are so many different android devices that there is not just one simple checklist. You will need to use a search engine to find the exact list for your specific phone.

Now your camera won’t be sharing your location to all who can see your photo. Remember to check your tablet for the GPS tag as tablets and iPads can also tag your location when a photo is taken.

Image courtesy of Sira Anamwong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

15 Apps and Websites Kids are Heading to After Facebook

As parents and school administrators it may seem impossible to keep up with all of the new apps kids and teens are using. Apps are constantly being changed and updated, and it’s hard to keep track of each app and what they are used for. Here is a list of apps kids and teens are using and what you as parents and school administrators need to know about them. It’s important to stay informed so you know how to help your kids and teens become responsible digital citizens while socializing through technology!