KSL asks teens: ‘What are you really doing on social media?’

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 [...]

10 Ways To Determine Whether Someone Is Real Or Catfishing You

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.

That lawmaker who used his ex-girlfriend’s nude pics to catfish guys on Instagram just resigned

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.

‘Maine Sea Goddess’ forced to give up her crown after social media post surfaces

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

Facebook ‘no place’ for young children

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.

Obsessive selfie-taking could point to underlying mental health issues

Selfitis: The addiction to and obsession with taking selfies may actually reflect a mental health issue stemming from low self esteem and confidence. Read More

ACLU DEFENDS TEENAGE GIRL FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES FOR SNAPPING AN EXPLICIT PICTURE OF HERSELF

Child pornography laws were not intended to criminalize and prosecute minors for sexting pictures of themselves to fellow students.

How Parents Can Curb Kids’ Obsession With Smartphones

Our phones are so smart, they practically run our lives.  As parents, however, we need to take advantage of our 'smart' phones to appropriately restrict, turn off and tune out our children's activities and obsessions with them to lead more productive lives.

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