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 ...
With all the technology around, bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards. Kids are using cell phones and social media to torment and spread rumors about others in a very public ...
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 ...
An alarmingly large number of social media accounts are celebrating extreme thinness by uploading pictures of skeletal women, a new study has found. Research conducted by the University of Exeter has ...
When it comes to friendships and relationships it’s a brave new world thanks to the Internet. There are tons of horror stories about teens being lured off the Internet and into ...
If you’re like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos, and music to websites. You may ...
Amanda Randolph says she was just 15 when she “met” a 44-year-old man in an online chat room. Amanda was looking for someone to talk to. She was lonely. All the ...
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 ...
You’ve probably learned a long list of important safety and privacy lessons already: Look both ways before crossing the street; buckle up; hide your diary where your nosy brother can’t find ...
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, ...
HuffPost Teen blogger Patrick Mott wrote in his latest post: “Our social networks can tell a story about us and, if you’re like me, you want to make sure that the ...
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 today’s world, it is almost impossible to find a teenager who isn’t online. While there are dangers online, these tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay ...
Human beings are social animals. The urge to meet new people is in our genetic code, and nowhere is it stronger than among our teens. And for this generation, social networking ...
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 ...
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you’re just starting high school or finishing up college. 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 ...
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 ...
“It seemed like a good idea at the time!” This is what my 16 year old son told me when I asked how he could possibly think it was okay to ...
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 ...
The internet is continuing to impact the way we communicate with others, especially among teens. Make sure you know the do’s and dont’s of being online as a teenager. Check out ...
Today’s teens are connected more than ever, thanks to the trend of social media. With a constant stream of statuses, photos and videos, these teens have access to information that they ...