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6 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Duolingo, the uber-popular language learning platform has made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone.
20 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Episode: Pulled Over By Police
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Pulled Over By Police. Not technically an app, Pulled Over By Police is a downloadable link for the pre-installed Shortcuts app on iPhones that helps people record traffic stops and other interactions with law enforcement. Pulled Over By Police: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/84ad422bdfaa45a695422cf6aab41b7f
8 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about YouNow, yet another app that lets kids consume and create live broadcasts, with the ultimate goal of gaining viewers, trending our brand and growing your fan base.
9 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Chatous - a messaging app (with a reputation of being a dating app for teens) that allows users to chat with strangers, share images, and more.
9 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Episode: Holla & Hola
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Holla (with 2 Ls) and Hola (with 1 L) are two different-though-similar apps. Both are considered what we call Random Video Chat Apps - designed to connect strangers and have their own, unique spin on this mostly pointless (and sometimes-dangerous) behavior.
9 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Periscope - one of the first livestreaming, video apps. Most parents’ primary concern about this popular platform is either what their kid might see or what their kid might do on the app. Both are necessary conversations.
7 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about AirDrop, an Apple-specific feature that lets you instantly share photos, files, and other content with other apple users who are in close proximity. Though Airdrop simply enables the transfer of files using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is not social media in the truest sense of the term, AND most kids use AirDrop without any problems - it does bring potential for problems and misuse that parents should keep an eye out for.
8 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Tapereal, an iOS app that allows users to record conversations, which they call “tapes” - either podcast-like recordings or split-screen vlogs, which are then shared for friends, followers, and the larger community to listen, repost, and share.
14 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode: TikTok (UPDATE)
This week's APPropriate episode is our second episode about TikTok. If you are a human, a parent and identify anywhere between Millennial and Boomer, you have heard of the app, TikTok, the kinda-new, extraordinarily-popular, short-form video, performance app.
10 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
The grandparent of PTT (Push-To-Talk) or Walkie-Talkie apps, Voxer allows users to exchange real-time voice messages (like a walkie-talkie) to another Voxer users, and has become popular over the last several years amongst teens who enjoy its fun combination of texting and talking.
10 minutes | May 26, 2020
Episode: Marco Polo
Like Skype and voicemail had its’ own baby – Marco Polo, is a video-based instant messaging system, created by parents of a newborn to facilitate contact with family with different time zones and sleep schedules - allows users to send and receive video messages (like Tik Toks) that can be responded to at a later time, (like email).
8 minutes | May 19, 2020
Episode: Hot Or Not
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Hot Or Not. The famous-slash-infamous website, from the early aughts’ features, functions, and design have been transformed into a user-friendly app with the still-simple premise of uploading photos which would then be rated on a hotness. scale of 1 – 10.
8 minutes | May 12, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Yolo. An anonymous question-and-answer app, that has become notably popular since dropping on the spring of 2019. The primary catalyst for its popularity is because it’s designed to – in fact only works with Snapchat.
7 minutes | May 5, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Twenty. In August, 2019 the app Mappen rebranded and is now known as “Twenty”. A riff on the CB slang, “What’s your 20?”, meaning location.
9 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
While apps like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and WhatsApp are amongst the largest and most well-known messaging apps, Telegram has emerged, and is marketing itself as the most secure.
10 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Zoom (think Skype for work). Zoom has been a favorite of the remote working crowd, but since the Coronavirus pandemic and ensuing quarantine, many of you are now getting familiar with the popular video-meeting software platform. Zoom was an obvious choice as schooling from home became necessary and the now SUPER-popular app has been both a life-saver AND a source of stress for families all over the world.
11 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode: BIGO Live
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about BIGO LIVE – An internet acronym for Before I Get Old, and a livestreaming social network. Download today to learn more about the gravitational pull of the livestreaming, the positives and negatives of participating in this phenomenon, and whether or not BIGO is the right for you and your family.
7 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Monkey - designed to allow kids to have “fun chats with new people from all over the world”, users are randomly matched with other users for a brief, Skype-style video calls. Download today to learn more about anonymous apps in general, this specific app’s ties to the infamous Chatroulette website and whether or not I can recommend it for your child.
12 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Episode Text Messaging
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about text messaging. Texting is just one of the many, many things we can do with our devices, and for some people, kids especially – those options can become overused and overwhelming. If you are among the many parents who struggle with helping their kid keep balance and boundaries with their communications, download today for some tips on parenting around texting.
13 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Episode: Consent Apps
This week’s APPropriate podcast is about Consent apps. With our evolution both culturally and technologically, a new awareness about why and how we need to speak to our young people about consent is emerging. Download today and learn true and affirmative consent actually is, about the hurdles that modern teens face in terms of giving and gaining consent, and the specific ways in which apps are NOT going to help.
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