Experts are worried that impressionable teenagers may be influenced by social media or TV shows that ‘romanticise’ the act of suicide. THE grieving families of two California teenagers who committed suicide ...
New research about the intense pressure young women face to share nude photos of themselves is raising questions about how we address some of the norms that have taken hold among ...
In 2017 parents revealed that both cyberbullying/bullying and internet safety was their top health concern for their teens (and kids) according to a survey by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll. ...
Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens ...
So, what is “sexting”? Well, believe it or not, this is a new rage where teens are sharing sexually risqué messages and/or nude pictures of themselves or others via text or ...
Are you worried about the amount of time your teen spends on the internet? Do you feel your teen could be caught in the unsafe world of the web? Are you ...
Teens who can’t put away their phones aren’t just entranced: Their brains actually have a chemical imbalance, a small new study has found. When researchers in South Korea used spectroscopy — ...
Vincent Leone and Devon Neish are students at Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville. Leone uses social media daily. Facebook and Snapchat are two of his favorites. “I like to ...
Helping teens learn to handle money can be a tricky proposition. Mistakes can quite literally be costly, but there’s really no substitute for hands-on practice when it comes to managing finances. ...
Although Stranger Things is rated TV-14, upon binge-watching season two I think I’d personally give season one a PG-13 rating and the second season closer to an R rating, simply because ...
Good communication with teens is vital during conflict. When we asked 5,000 adults what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, they gave these three responses most ...
Computers and modern technology are taking up a lot of teens’ time. While there are some perks to technology, there are also some negative things associated with it. A national survey ...
Just a few years ago, the Internet was connected to stationary desktops, which made monitoring kids’ activity on the web relatively easy. But now, teens have access to always-on Internet connections ...
In today’s world of social networking and information sharing, both adults and kids often times forget to think twice about what they share online. Here’s a list of 7 topics teens ...
Spend much time surfing the web? If you do, you need to be wary of things that lurk on the dark side of the Internet. Not only are there viruses, hackers ...
Social media can be dangerous if used destructively. Over half of parents are very concerned about how much time teens spend scrolling through their social feeds, according to a study just ...
Tinder for teens is now a thing, and it’s not a good thing if you ask Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children, knows as ICAC. While parents are not going to like ...
Internet safety isn’t about a bunch of rules telling you “never do this”, or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet safety is about avoiding being being ripped off, disrespected, ...
Being bullied or spending an excessive amount of time on the internet could increase the risk of teen suicides, according to a new study released today by the American Academy of ...
In the past year, a million children were victims of cyberbullying on Facebook, according to a recently released Consumer Reports survey. About 20 percent of students age 11 to 18 surveyed ...
Google, Email, Facebook. On your laptop, at your desk, on your smart phone. As you probably already know, the Internet now plays a huge role in our daily lives. Although the ...
One of my favorite things about playing Avery Jennings on Dog With a Blog, is that I get to play a real teenager who deals with everyday issues. This weekend’s episode ...
In 2013, a heartbreaking case made international headlines and struck at the core of parents throughout the world. It all began when then 7th grader Canadian Amanda Todd went online using ...
Anyone who is a parent today did not grow up with the generation of technology that teens are using to capture and document a tremendous amount of their lives on social ...
Jade was in eighth grade when the mean messages started. The emails, texts, and posts got worse. It was so bad that she eventually changed schools. Jade says she has come ...
Adolescence can be a confusing time for just about any kid. It also can be the time of life when mental health and addiction issues begin, says Stephanie Zerwas, a Chapel ...
The rates of teen drinking and drug use in the United States and the UK have fallen over the last 10 years. According to the New York Times, researchers are attributing ...
If you have not heard of Snapchat app, don’t count yourself young. Snapchat is an app that lets people, mainly teenagers, send each other photos and short videos that disappear after ...
A Vancouver cyberbullying researcher is urging parents to talk to their kids about online safety after an Abbotsford, B.C. teen was charged with child pornography and cyberbullying offences after being accused ...
Sorry, but a new study shows that a large number of teenage girls and boys are sexting on their iPhones. More than 80 percent of these teens are under the age ...