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Mixed Blood
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Quote: Mama Philly
I have never used Instagram. I hear my son and his friends talk about it all the time. Same with the younger people at work. Feels to me like it's for the younger crowd. Most of the pictures I see are those that have been shared on Facebook




There is an option on Instagram when posting a picture if you have a Facebook account, to post it on Facebook too. Same with Twitter and Tumblr or any other social media sights.

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Have you ever used an Instagram Wall? How far have you gone to get the ultimate Instagram Pic? Where is your favorite Instagram Wall located? Do you have a favorite Instagram Wall pic? If you do then we'd love for you to share it with us on here. Or if you just have a fave picture on Instagram, we'd love to see that also!



I use Instagram daily, mainly to look for funny things I can relate to and then @ my friends so they can see it too, and to post a pic or two every month or so. I update my story every day.
Instagram can be fun, but what I don't like very much is how some instagaram meme pages steal content.
It is easy to spend a few hours while scrolling down Instagram.



 

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Quote: Mama Philly
I've heard Instgram pics disappear after a certain time. Is that true?



Oh, of course not. If they disappear then it is either because of the user deleting the post or Instagram deeming the post inappropriate and deleting it.
 

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@dudetrustme

Thank you! I may take the plunge and check it out though my son might be horrified😉
 

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Quote: Mama Philly
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Thank you! I may take the plunge and check it out though my son might be horrified😉



I can tell you that that is how I felt when my mom and grandma got insta. 😄
 

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My daughter and I are both on it Mama Philly, and were not even following each other. lol She does her thing on there and I do mine. Which is mostly stalking celebrities. 😏
 

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Quote: Lipster
My daughter and I are both on it Mama Philly, and were not even following each other. lol She does her thing on there and I do mine. Which is mostly stalking celebrities. 😏



lmao I do that too.
 

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Quote: Mama Philly
I've heard Instgram pics disappear after a certain time. Is that true?


I heard that there is another platform where the pics disappear - but that is made quite clear in their T+C. I firget the name of it, but I heard about it somewhere

With instagram the pics stay there till you remove or delete them.
 

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I think you two are talking about Snapchat? Snapchat's pictures are all temporary and then deleted.
 

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Quote: Axolittl
I think you two are talking about Snapchat? Snapchat's pictures are all temporary and then deleted.

maybe - i forget the name of the one where the pics deliberately disappear. I don't use it, just heard about it.

thanks for the info!

just found this:

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Do photos disappear from Snapchat?
The beauty of Snapchat, a popular photo-sharing app, is that photos disappear moments after picture messages are sent. They can never be resurfaced by the sender, and the recipient can't view the image for more than a few seconds before it self-destructs. But apparently Snapchat doesn't actually delete the photos.



Edited by Morgana Malipiero
 

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Could be. There are so many different ones out there. My son was suitably horrified when I mentioned instagram. He said being on Facebook with me was enough 😂🤣😄
 

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I did use Instagram, for like a day and a half. I no longer use Instagram. I just do not care for social media. HEX to me is a game more so than social media, meaning I actually use the service. I choose not to use Instagram because I did not enjoy the service.
 

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I'm not sure exactly what an instagram wall is to be honest. I have an instagram account and have uploaded photos on it before though. I haven't used it in ages! I like the hashtag feature for searching for specific images. That's about all I use it for though!

 

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Social Media Devices, iPhones, iPads, etc., should there use be limited, or banned from the classroom?

For many students across the world, September is the start of the new school year. Along with new uniforms, PE kit, books, stationary, many students will bring Smartphones, iPads, and laptops into the classroom with them. These same students will also use their Social Media devices in the hours they are away from school.

With any new technology there is a persistent voice calling for restraint on the use of these modern multi-communication devices, in particular, banning their use in classrooms, and for parents to restrict usage outside school to a minimum. One school in the west of Ireland did just that. Staff at the 182 pupil school consulted with parents, parents negotiated with their offspring, and an 11 week pilot programme began, in April 2018.

Up until that point teachers had been dealing with problems that resulted in a loss of class time as children aged between 11 and 12 years old had contact with unsuitable messaging and Social Media Apps outside of school hours. Teachers reported that they were spending an increased amount of time trying to sort out these problems to the detriment of time spent learning. Teachers and parents were shocked at the Social Media content accessed by such young children.

The Principal noted that there were difficulties with the pilot programme to begin with for a week or two; however, class dynamics were improved as children and teachers were more engaged with each other. Another benefit was that children were engaging in traditional playground ball games and skipping. Parents also reported a positive change in their children who, they noted were interacting with family more, and were not constantly checking mobile devices.

The pilot programme was cited as a positive example in Department of Education circulars, and schools were asked to engage quickly on how Smartphones and other tablet devices should be used in schools.

When answering these questions, please let us know your if your point of view is as a student, adult, or parent.
Do you agree with the restrictions placed on the children in this scheme? Do you think it is the place of school staff to limit the use of mobile devices? Are parental controls on mobile devices, such as filters, sufficient? Whose responsibility is it to monitor mobile device content? Does it matter what content children have access to on Smartphones and iPads?


These questions are meant to get your minds pondering the topic; they are not meant to limit you. Make sure to keep checking this post - we will post a new topic for discussion twice a month!
 

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Do you agree with the restrictions placed on the children in this scheme?


I absolutely do not agree. As someone who went to 2 schools where smart phones (and cell phones in general) had to be kept in student locker's during the day I find major problems with this. First of all, most students take buses to school and some even take public buses... bus stops could be as much as a mile away from your home. In days of inclement weather at the very least students would be dropped off at the bus stop. These buses weren't always reliable and the only way to get in touch with a parent to come pick them up was by having a cell phone. Picture this, if they didn't have a cell phone they would end up needing to walk home in the freezing cold as it is snowing there are also numerous other reasons for cell phones being necessary to come with the child to school....
and if you HAVE to have a cell phone and need to keep it in the locker during the day.... my school proved several times over the years I was there that it is possible for combination locks of a locker to be broken into and cell phones get stolen.
For that reason I think that these devices absolutely should not be banned from the classroom. However I think schools can (and possibly should) make the requirement that they need to be turned off during classes

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Do you think it is the place of school staff to limit the use of mobile devices?


I know personally being able to use these devices during the day would have helped me so much. As someone who grew up with very few friends and a bunch of bullies my academic career was very isolating. Rather than spend lunch alone like the many days I did I would have loved if I could get online and talk to an online friend or something

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Are parental controls on mobile devices, such as filters, sufficient? Whose responsibility is it to monitor mobile device content? Does it matter what content children have access to on Smartphones and iPads?



I think that these are up to the parents to decide. Kids can't be put into cookie cutters. While one kid may need parental filters because they will go onto sites that they shouldn't as long as they have the ability, there are other kids who if the parent says don't do it they will listen, making filters unnecessary. And also children mature at different rates. What one child at 12 might not be mature enough to handle another will be

 

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I am responding as an adult:


Do you agree with the restrictions placed on the children in this scheme?

I think it is an excellent idea. I think that all the screen time children/students get now is very detrimental to their health, imagination and life skills.

Do you think it is the place of school staff to limit the use of mobile devices?

I think that school and staff do have that responsibility, along with the youth themselves and their parents. It takes all of them to enforce what is reasonable and healthy.

Are parental controls on mobile devices, such as filters, sufficient?

No, I do not think so. I think that companies have a responsibility to make sure that certain content is absolutely inaccessible to underage users/

Whose responsibility is it to monitor mobile device content?

The parents, the device makers and the companies who put out the content. In essence it takes a village, lol.

Does it matter what content children have access to on Smartphones and iPads?

Most definitely. children have not yet developed a sense of what is good for them in every case. There is a lot out there that can be detrimental to their emotional and mental well being.
 

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I am responding as an adult:


Do you agree with the restrictions placed on the children in this scheme?
Yes. There is NO reason why a child or teenager should be on the phone at school. The only exception would be at lunch. You are at school to learn, not chat with your friends or play games.


Do you think it is the place of school staff to limit the use of mobile devices?
Yes, there is no place for mobile devices in the classroom. Parents need to be aware if their chold is using the phone instead of paying attention. If it is repeated behavior than some form of punishment is needed, ( ie taking the cell phone away for x amount of time.


Are parental controls on mobile devices, such as filters, sufficient?

No, They help but there is always a way around things.

Whose responsibility is it to monitor mobile device content?
Primarily the parent. They need to know what their child is doing online and make sure it is appropriate.


Does it matter what content children have access to on Smartphones and iPads?
Yes. There are a lot of things that anyone under the age of 18 should not have access to. Certain things children just are not able to handle...or on the wrong site could be coerced into doing something that could harm them physically or mentally.

 

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I do believe that the devices should NOT be used during classes and teachers should confiscate the phone if the student does. However, the phone should be given back to the student at the end of class with a warning. If the student uses it again during class - then maybe detention..

I don't agree with students having to keep phones in lockers. That is just a HUGE invitation for them to be stolen. Doesn't matter that you have a combination lock - where there's a will... there's a way

I honestly never used any kind of monitoring or restriction program on my boys' phones. Didn't feel the need to. I spoke with both of them frequently as did my hubby about being careful. We didn't have unlimited data when they were younger so it would have also been difficult then for them to do much.

I believe parents should be mainly responsible for teaching younger children how to be careful and safe on the web. Parents should be keeping an eye on what the younger ones do. Doing it then will have an impact on what the kids do when they are older.

 

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I think that phones definitely shouldn't be allowed out in lessons. They shouldn't be banned from schools entirely, though, since a lot of kids will need them to communicate with parents, etc. Lockers are a bit risky, so I might support an "as long as it stays in your bag" policy, which I think a lot of schools have. And yes, it is up to the schools to monitor device usage in school. As for general usage, it really depends on the kid. Some kids might need their parents to keep an eye on what they look like. But if the kid is mature, I think that parents should be as hands-off as possible (with content, not screen time). I've seen first hand how parent-child relationships can be harmed because of parents trying to be too involved in what their kids do online.
 

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Do you agree with the restrictions placed on the children in this scheme?


This sounds like an excellent programme. I agree that they banned the use of smartphones in classrooms and in the playground. School is a place to learn, not a place to be checking on facebook or other social media platforms, or playing games on their phones. It is great that the kids started to play and exercise during their lunch breaks. And to actually talk to each other rather than communicate via social media. In my opinion, overuse of social media leads to bad communication skills in real life.
 

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There's something new that has been happening. Many schools are now switching to tablets instead of books or requiring laptops in the classroom. This isn't just upper grades either. So there is the risk that some (my guess would be a few - not most) will chance logging into FB or their email or something.

The current era is electronic related. Seems to be no getting away from it. It's invading classrooms in various capacities. Some teachers are even using the internet during class for lessons. Won't be long before it's ALL web based.
 

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