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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sexting. In some teen circles, it is an accepted occurrence that happens when people date or are interested in one another. In other instances, it is one-time lapse in judgment. Regardless ...
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 — ...
As a health educator who works with teens and college students—and as a mom of three—I was happy to see the results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most ...
Think about your Facebook page, or Instagram, or LinkedIn or other social media you find yourself on most often. Perhaps you don’t use social media, but do you have a spouse, ...
Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents. Some victims are so seized with anxiety they can’t ...
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 ...
Social media, a part of childhood that parents worry about but can’t seem to control, is a legitimate cause for concern. “Status of Mind,” a four-year U.K. study conducted by Young ...
“Sexting” usually refers to the sharing of nude or semi-nude and sexually provocative photos via mobile phones, but it can happen on other devices and the Web too. First of all, ...
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 ...
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 ...