There's no doubt that we're all still head-over-keyboards for Facebook, but do you ever wish that it was a little more family friendly? These new apps and websites are taking social media to the next level, focusing on exactly what you need as a mom.

Meet Grom Social

Get It^gromsocial.com, free

Tell Me More^ Developed by an 11-year-old — yes, an 11-year-old — Grom Social is a safe place for kids to interact with each other, using similar features to Facebook, but with a kid-friendly spin. A "grom" is defined by Grom Social as "a promising young individual, who is quick to learn" — a positive, encouraging sentiment that you can see throughout the entire site.

What moms will love

While kids are going to think that Grom Social was made for them, with the 24/7 live monitoring by Grom Social, the weekly reports that come back to you about what your kiddos have been doing on Grom Social and the fact that you have to (get to!) approve every single person they interact with through the website, it's obvious that Grom Social was really invented for parents!

What kids will love

While you might get complete visual overload when you visit Grom Social, tweens and teens will think the colorful, monster/zombie/robot-esque theme is cool. The social aspects of Grom Social are certainly going to draw your kids in, but everything from profiles on professions to articles on interesting topics — and the no-bullying policy — will make them want to stay.

Meet Sgrouples

Get It^sgrouples.com, free

Tell Me More^ If privacy is your biggest concern when it comes to social media, Sgrouples is the solution. Designed to specifically create a place where you can interact with your family, friends, coworkers and community privately, Sgrouples boasts that there are "No tracking cookies. No stalking. No spying. No bullying." Sounds like the perfect online social media platform for families, if you ask us!

What moms will love

You know how Facebook is always making crazy changes in the privacy settings and you're constantly wondering who can see what and how? There's none of that worry for Sgrouples users. You choose, from the get-go, how you interact with your relationships on the website... and it stays that way!

What kids will love

While Sgrouples is certainly a social media platform that is intended for parents to use, rather than children, specifically, using it as a family is certainly an option and when it comes to setting up play dates, soccer carpools and school functions, you're all going to love how it acts as an alternative to Facebook.

Meet Squarehub

Get It^squarehub.com, or via your smartphone or tablet's app store

Tell Me More^ Raise your hand if you're guilty of texting, Facebooking or tweeting your child to come to the dinner table from across the house or to remind them to take out the garbage. Guilty as charged. But, let's face it, moms — social media is the language of today's kids, and thankfully, Squarehub harnesses that communication tool to make it easy, and worthwhile, for families to keep talking and connecting... even if it's through their phones!

What moms will love

With the focus on social media to connect families, Squarehub gives you one place to bring it all together — this is where you can let everyone know what's on the calendar this weekend, share the pictures that you took at graduation and leave reminders about chores, dentist appointments and more. Plus, you can use Squarehub's tools to keep up with where your kiddos are using their "check-in" system and even leave little love notes of sorts for a last-minute good luck wish on that chemistry test you know they're nervous about!

What kids will love

If you're on the fence about whether or not your kids should be on social media in the first place, Squarehub is a good place to start, as the "friends" they'll be interacting with are their own family members. Your kids will love dipping their toes into the land of online communication and using the fun features such as the photo editors and chat functions.

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