Everything You Need to Know About the App Musical.ly

The benefits and dangers of one of the most popular apps for kids

Before you let your kid download and use the Musical.ly app, be aware that this is not just a site where people share fun videos. Follow these steps to ensure a safe experience while online.


You may have heard a great deal of hype about an app called Musical.ly. Wildly popular with kids and teens, the app allows them to create videos of themselves lip-synching to popular songs and share these wild videos with their friends. Users on the app are referred to as “Musers” and can follow not only their friends, but celebrities and other peers who like and appreciate the same music. Sounds innocent enough, right?

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How to Protect Your Teens While Using Snapchat’s New GPS Technology

New feature in Snap Map exposes teens to Predators, Stalkers, and Criminals.

Are your kids on Snapchat? If so, the newly launched Map Explore feature allows people to track your child down in a matter of seconds. Follow these tips to block predators, stalkers and criminals from knowing your child’s location!

Snapchat, the powerful social media app used by 187 million people launched Map Explore on March 22, 2018 to enhance its current Snap Map features. In addition to its GPS tracking system, Map Explore now alerts users when friends want to get together, as well as what they are up to based on their location. Not only can social media abusers easily get onto Snapchat and find other users, now Map Explore ALERTS them to updates of all “friends” who are accessible through Snap Map!

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Know How to Keep Your Kids Safe While Streaming Video!

Hollywood Insider: Ep 21

Streaming video online is one of the top ways our children are viewing entertainment today. Hear from an media expert on how to safely view streaming videos.

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Do your kids come home from school and grab the iPad to view YouTube clips or watch their favorite NetFlix series? Are you questioning if the streaming video entering your home is safe for your crew? Many parents have a reason to be concerned, seeing that most video streaming services create content for primarily mature audiences. However, rest assured, this week’s guest will give you clear, easy tips to follow so you know which streaming options are safe for every member of your family.

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How to make a good movie a GREAT movie through filtering with VidAngel!

Hollywood Insider: Ep 12

Are there a couple of movies you’d love to show your kids but they have several bad words and scenes? With VidAngel you can filter those out within seconds!


We’re in the midst of a BATTLE between HOLLYWOOD vs. PARENTS regarding the right to filter today’s entertainment! On HOLLYWOOD INSIDER this week, we have guest Matthew Faraci, VidAngel’s External Relations Director talking all about the ease and access to filtering today’s entertainment to make it more family-friendly!

Episode TWELVE – How to make a good movie a GREAT movie through filtering with VidAngel!

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New! Pop Culture Alert Texting Service


This is how you will receive our pop culture alert via text on your phone.

Feeling overwhelmed or just too busy to keep up with pop culture and technology? Protect your kids by joining our Pop Culture Alert Texting Service!

Sign up for the POP CULTURE ALERT TEXTING SERVICE by texting the word POPCULTURE (no spaces) to the number 44222.

You will receive an URGENT pop culture update once a week so you know what imminent threats could endanger your kids and what ACTION STEPS to take to keep them safe. KNOW BEFORE YOUR KIDS DO!

You will also receive our weekly Counter Culture Mom Newsletter which includes the current Hollywood Insider show, top resource of the week, an eye-opening celebrity quote and more.

In addition, you will receive a FREE RESOURCE GUIDE with helpful tips and tools such as:

  • top positive entertainment choices like pure flix and jelly telly
  • over 300 family friendly movies
  • Positive music list
  • top books I’d recommend for parents, teens and tweens
  • A list of over 50 non-violent video games
  • Clean comedians
  • help lines for suicide, cutting, bullying, etc.

To get our WEEKLY ALERTS just text the word POPCULTURE (no spaces) to the number 44222. We look forward to having you join our crusade!