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Taming The Beast – Social Media And Teens

Social Media And Teens
Taming The Beast - Social Media And TeensSocial media and Teens: the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. (Wikipedia)Sounds harmless enough, doesn't it? Sounds almost necessary and educational according to the above definition.As a parent, if I was asked to visually define social media, the...

Teens Hurt by Social Media – Tracing Source of Problem

Teens Hurt by Social Media
Teens Hurt by Social Media – Tracing the Source of the Problem Friends Without Benefits, Nancy Jo Sales’ disturbing essay in the current Vanity Fair offers evidence that teen preoccupation with social media is changing the nature of their interactions, with kids emulating the behavior of porn stars, “hooking up” carelessly for what can barely qualify as casual sex. The...

Sexual Predators Online – ‘Form The Norm’ For Your Child

Sexual Predators Online - "Form The Norm" For Your Child There it was. Stone cold. Staring me squarely via Twitter DM (a.k.a. “direct message”).Last week, a young girl reached out to me and asked, “What’s up, girlfriend?” I returned her message, politely thanking her for the follow. (For those of you not on Twitter, people “follow” one another to connect.)...