A local Salt Lake City television station gave an anonymous survey to teens and their parents regarding their social media activity which ranged from sexting, on-line bullying, conversing with strangers and the effects on their self-esteem. The results indicate that parents may not know as much as they think they do about their kids' online [...]
With such heavy reliance on technology for the purpose of socializing, it has never been easier to present a persona who is different from who you really are. Discover 10 easy ways to determine whether the person you are talking to is real or is catfishing you.
Showing anxiety when going online may be a sign that someone is being cyber bullied. From limiting screen time and keeping information private to educating both parents and youth, learn how to best prevent becoming a victim of cyberbullying.
Republican lawmaker Nick Sauer resigned after it was discovered that he used nude picture of his ex-girlfriend to catfish other men into having sexually graphic conversations online.
Less than 24 hours after being crowned Miss Sea Goddess, Taylor Hamlin was stripped of her crown when officials received a social photo of her smoking a marijuana joint. She had shared images on her private account with close friends, but one of her friends broke her trust--which is not uncommon! Read More
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cyber Tipline sites extortion as the fastest growing trend in child sexual extortion. Sextortion involves online coercion and blackmail to acquire sexual content from children. Find out where, how, when and why sextortion is occurring. Read More
How do you know whether the people you have an online relationship with are who they say they are? Don't be so sure they are. From performing google searches to suggesting they send a current picture, help protect yourself by practicing these 10 steps to prevent being a victim of catfishing.
Local twitter is quietly but powerfully becoming the social media choice for many teens. It's popular in attracting suburban teens who pontificate about their lives in their small circles. While it can be intimate, the appeal of local twitter is knowing that tweets can be retweeted quickly and possibly go viral.
Marketed for younger children, Facebook's "Messenger Kids" claims to be a safe alternative for young kids as they segue into the world of social media. However, child health experts strongly disagree siting many reasons that children need not be exposed to social media so young.