Archive for the ‘Social media’ Category

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We’ve heard this mantra a hundred times; “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Today, as I have said a million times, your first impression today is usually your digital one. A new study by Ghent University said that employers use Facebook profile photos to screen potential candidates. Employers have limited […]

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A  report from UCLA actually is confirming what I have been saying for a long time – oversharing on social media is putting you at potential risk for becoming a victim of cyberbullying or digitally shamed. Recent evidence suggests that bystanders are even less likely to intervene with online compared to offline bullying. Given that […]

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With two surveys recently released, it’s time to check-in with how we’re doing as a digital society. As far as parents are concerned, they are doing better, according to a recent PEW Survey. They are becoming more engaged in their teen’s activity online including knowing their teen’s passwords (see graph below). Not to be a Debby Downer, […]

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No one is in the dark about the selfie generation. It seems everywhere we go people have their phones in place taking photos of themselves — and posting them on various social platforms. We’ve read that some forms of selfie love can be about building a teen’s self esteem, however in many situations it goes […]

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According to the latest survey by Career Builders, 1 in 5 employees are determined to land a new job in 2016. At the same time PEW Research released their survey entitled, Searching for Work in the Digital Era. A majority of U.S. adults (54%) have gone online to look for job information, 45% have applied for […]

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What is sexting? Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. As technology has advanced and cell phones have the capability to record and send photos and video, the practice of sending suggestive and explicit pictures has increased, especially among teens however adults are active participants too. There are several studies […]

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As we enter the holiday season, kids, tween and teens will be spending more time online. Recent studies from Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) that 81% of parents believe they know what their kids are doing online.  87% in this same study say they do have rules in place for technology use. In my opinion, we […]

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I wrote an article for Huffington Post, Your Online Reputation Doesn’t Take the Holidays Off.  Why?  Because I was browsing Facebook one day and stunned at what people will share – or should we say – overshare. It isn’t only photos – there are videos that can be questionable too. Since it is the holidays and it […]

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Common Sense Media recently released their latest report  regarding today’s media consumption and our youth. Tweens and teens spend about 9-hours a day on media. This includes a variety of media entertainment such as– music, television, tablets, computers and of course mobile devices. According to Common Sense, here are a few key findings: Youth love media […]

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As social networking is growing not only with our youth, but with our adults too, it’s time we start talking about some bad habits that started early in the social media years and try to undo these unsafe social practices. Social media shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and likely will just continue to […]