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