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 ...
Many times in life, you are going to be pressured into doing something you don’t want to. Your teenage years are no exception. In fact, this is a time in your ...
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 ...
Recently, I was interviewed by Ashley Johnson at Houston Fox Media concerning the danger of teens using live streaming apps. Since then, I have been thinking about not just the potential ...
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 ...
Though the internet and smartphones have become essential tools utilized daily, many dangers lurk on the web that could put you and your family at risk. One issue that continues to ...
Today’s teens are always connected, living out their lives online and in the public eye. They share photos on Instagram, live tweet at concerts and message their friends instead of calling. ...
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 ...
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 ...
When we were growing up and starting to become interested in the opposite sex, we passed notes to each other in class or spent time on the wired phone which was ...
Engaging in sexting is a dangerous activity for teens! It can have adverse side effects and the consequences can be life-long. New research shows that approximately 20-30 percent of teens have ...
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 is Safer Internet Day, so today we’re going to talk about teens and sexting. Sexting is the sending/receiving of nude (or partially nude) photographs, or sexually explicit messages via cell ...
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 ...
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 internet is an amazing service that connects us with the world. We can stream our favorite movie, learn about how to improve our health and keep in touch with friends ...
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 ...
The girl was smart, pretty — and obsessed with the idea of taking her own life. She was just 14 years old. What drives a child to such a dark place ...
A variety of studies over the past decade have explored the use of mobile devices and sleep and found the two aren’t a good match, but a single study can only ...
September has come and gone which means families are already well ingrained into back-to-school activities. Aside from the challenges of getting kids up in the morning and doing their homework when ...