Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If ...
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Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to send mean, threatening, or embarrassing messages to or about another person. It might be in a text, e-mail, message, or in a post online. ...
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Are your kids addicted to mobile devices? Maybe. A recent survey of more than 1,000 parents revealed that 47 percent of parents believe their children are addicted to their phones. Interestingly, ...
Parents of teens know how tricky it is to keep their kids physically safe while balancing their need for greater independence, but when it comes to keeping them safe online, it ...
If you have kids and wonder if all that time they spend on their smartphones endlessly scrolling, snapping and texting is affecting their brains, you might want to put down your ...
Facebook privacy settings are an important part of keeping teens safe from predators who are everywhere just waiting for an opportunity to introduce themselves to naive teens. That is why you ...
One out of 20 teens reports they have been sexually extorted online, according to new research out of UW-Eau Claire. Sexual extortion, or “sextortion,” occurs when a victim who voluntarily shares ...
Online videos are where it’s at these days. But dated, archived videos sometimes aren’t as desirable or compelling as live videos — depending on the content you want to show. Plus, ...
Social media is becoming a dominant force in the lives of teenagers. During the last six years, social media use among U.S. teens aged 13 to 17 has increased dramatically, with ...
The continual evolution of technology makes it easy for teenagers to access new information and communicate with friends and family. Even though having the world at their fingertips offers knowledge and ...
Dubbed the Youth Portal, the tool is intended to give teens tips and tricks so that they can better understand how to control their Facebook settings, like determining who is allowed ...
When a top YouTube star uploaded a video that showed a dead body hanging in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, the video stayed up for more than 24 hours and was viewed more ...
In recent months, Silicon Valley executives have been speaking out about the purposely addictive designs of smartphones and social media, which make them hard to put down for anyone, but particularly ...
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 ...
When high schooler Mackenzie Baldwin met a stranger online, she’d thought she’d found love. Instead, she was nearly led into what could have been a very dangerous situation. She is joined ...
In a world full of digitally charged teens, it would be unlikely to expect parents to cut their children off from smartphone use completely. “Social media is a regular part of ...
A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed ...
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 ...