Archive for the ‘Social media’ Category

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Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and more. The CyberSmile Foundation released their Social America report. As many people are anxiously waiting to hear if the ‘like‘ button will be removed on both Facebook and Instagram, over 20,000 young people (both Gen Z and Millennials) were surveyed about their favorite (and not so favorite) social media […]

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Summertime is a time to develop a digital landscape. Digital citizenship is a phrase we hear a lot, especially as it pertains to young people. Today your online reputation can and will dictate your future, so it’s important to start early in creating a digital platform. Some 75 percent of colleges will preview a student’s online behavior […]

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The impact social media is having on young girls. A study published by University of Essex and University College London, reveals that teenage girls increase their risk of showing symptoms of depression by 50% when they spend more than five hours a day on social media. In comparison, teenage boys increase their risks of showing […]

posted by on Addiction, College admissions, Digital Life, Online profile, Online reputation, Social Drinking, Social media, Social Networking

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Study reveals binge drinkers ‘consequences’ of social media addiction. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, today your first impression is what a Google search says about you. Critical thinking goes out the door when your drinking, no matter what age you are. In today’s digital world it’s especially unforgiving. One […]

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The evolution of social media and how teens and parents fit in. Two very telling surveys were released this month that can give us insights on how both teens and parents are adapting to the world of technology. As the new school year started, Microsoft shared a new study that was encouraging. Teens around the […]

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Avoiding public shaming in a rise of incivility. We’re living in a era where the majority of people are armed with smartphones and cameras are on every corner. You are no longer afforded the luxury of having a meltdown at an airport or being rude to a cashier (not that you should be), maybe you […]

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School’s Out: Students Travelling Abroad & Social Media While parents understand that teenagers may gravitate to spending their summers with old friends doing activities in their hometown, summertime provides a great opportunity for teens to step outside of their comfort zone. Arguably, one of the most effective approaches to providing a fun-filled summer which stretches […]

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6 Ways You Can Keep Your Teen from Posting Something They’ll Regret Teenagers are known for pushing boundaries. They’re searching for their independence, making decisions for themselves, and pulling away from their parents. But many teens are still developing emotionally, meaning they may be more prone to making impulsive decisions. Those choices have real consequences, […]

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Even with the strictest of privacy settings, we need to be self-aware of not only what we share online, but how we are sharing. Our social media behavior is a reflection of our offline character. Everyone knows that we don’t get a second chance to make chance to make a first impression — today your […]

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Almost half of 1,089 11 to 25-year-olds questioned for the Safety Net report had experienced threatening or nasty social media messages, emails or texts. Two-thirds said they would not tell their parents if they experienced something upsetting online. In the last 2017 PEW Researchsurvey, 66 percent of adults witnessed online harassment, while 41 percent of us have been […]