Delete Content-Not Friends

Oct 08, 2014

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We have social media to thank for keeping us in touch with old (and new) friends. We can also thank social media for a score of explicit and mindless material added to our daily lives. Fortunately, we don’t always have to take the good with the bad.

Apply these tips if you want to block a friend’s content, yet still remain friends with them.

Twitter

Twitter is great at keeping you up-to-date on your friends’ lives by providing a streaming news feed; however, the tweets are neither screened nor edited.

You can do so manually by muting tweets from a friend that you follow. To do so, click the link underneath the tweet that says ‘… More’ and select the ‘Mute’ option.  Another option is visiting that specific user’s profile page and select ‘Mute’ located near the ‘Follow’ button.

Facebook

The average Facebook user has 200 friends; each of those friends will (mostly likely) post at least once a day.  Not everyone wants to hear ALL of their friends’ thoughts- be it annoying or explicit.

When you get a post from someone in your news feed, there is an upside down arrow in the top right corner of the post.  By clicking this arrow, you will be given the option to hide all posts from that certain person or click “I don’t want to see this.”

This way, their posts won’t show up in your news feed.

Instagram

Instagram is high on the popularity list for teens, especially when it comes to selfies-many of which are not appropriate. If your child follows a friend that posts explicit images and content, the only option that Instagram provides is to block users entirely. 

To block someone, go to the friend’s profile and click the arrow in the upper right hand corner. By clicking on that, you will see an option to either block or report the user.

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As parents it is important to remain aware of the possible dangers that children may face with seemingly harmless apps.  Receive updates and notices of their social activity by using Net Nanny Social. Net Nanny Social allows parents to monitor several social networks at a time.

To learn more about Net Nanny Social and other solutions, visit https://www.netnanny.com/

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