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February 10th is Safer Internet Day. Everyday, no matter what age we are, more and more people are becoming digitally connected.  This means that we have to become more aware of safety precautions online. I welcome a very timely guest post by contributor Mary Sullivan with some excellent tips on cyber-safety for all ages: Whether […]

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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]

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They loved your GPA until they saw your Tweets! If you didn’t read that New York Time’s article last year, you should. It’s now the trend of our society with today’s teens and college recruiters revealing importance of social media. It’s a fact no matter who you are or what you do, someone – someday […]

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We often read about teens and troubling headlines such as bullying, cyberbullying, sexting is on the rise or other negative behavior. Recently when Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project released their survey after interviewing 10,000 middle and high school students about what they believed matters most to their parents (achievement and happiness) – which was followed […]

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I think everyone has posted something that they have regretted.  Many more share more than they should — oversharing.  Although a recent study from Hart Research stated that  teens are more concerned about online privacy, 76%, which is up 35% from a year earlier,  it seems people still let their keystrokes and clicks of a […]

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I was tired of reading the articles about teens exiting Facebook.  I am sure the studies are done efficiently, but I still know that teens will be teens. Recently I wrote an article for Huffington Post Parents, “Are Teens Really Leaving Facebook?” As I said, I doubt it — it is more likely they are […]

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Everybody is going crazy over a study Kaplan released in November. The study says, among other things, that college admissions staffs are starting to look into applicants’ social media activity and online reputations. Because parents and teens didn’t have enough to worry about in this increasingly public world. Do you remember when we were kids […]

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The short answer is yes. For those who haven’t heard, Facebook recently updated its privacy policy for teenage users of the system. Now there is no such thing as “too young to learn about online reputation management.” Until last week, Facebook automatically made the profiles of users aged 13-17 private and only viewable to friends […]

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It’s no secret that from cyberbullies to online stalkers and predators, teens face an increasing range of online threats. What can parents do to help their teens protect themselves online? Did you know: 62 percent of teenagers have witnessed taunting and other cruel behavior online. 23 percent say they have been victims of cyberbullying.

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When we hear about the tragic suicide of a youth, many authorities, family members and friends will go straight to their Facebook page to see if there were any warning signs. Is your teen acting withdrawn?  Secretive? Shutting down their screen as you walk by? Losing weight? Gaining weight? Changing friends?  Recent boyfriend break-up? Starting […]