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Facebook Knew Instagram Could Be Harmful to Our Teens The tech giant has studied how the app affects youth. An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook’s own documents found Instagram to be damaging to teens. A 2017 survey, published by the U.K.’s Royal Society for Public Health, found Instagram to be “worst […]

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Teens today have grown up surrounded by technology. Some might argue they were practically born with smartphones in their hands. In some cases, your teenager might even know more about the Internet than you. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t susceptible to getting into trouble online. Because teens feel so comfortable using computers and phones, […]

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Coping with remote learning by understanding viable options The emergence of the Covid-19 emergency has caused catastrophic disruptions throughout the world. Almost every aspect of life has suffered from the uninterrupted chaos globally. However, the unpreceded healthcare crisis has also presented itself as an eye-opening incidence. Among every gloomy picture, there was a glimmer of […]

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How the Cancel Culture Can Impact Your Online Reputation The Cancel Culture (formerly referred to as the “call-out” culture) is now how people are using social media to publicly shame (usually celebrities or brands) due to what they deem is a controversial issue or act. Whether it’s politics or the car you drive, it seems everyone has […]

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We’re all a click away from digital disgrace Reality is, we’re a tweet or post away from losing an interview, a job or for many young people — a spot for their first choice college. The percentage of college admissions officers who believe that incorporating applicants’ social media pages into their decisions is “fair game” […]

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When Safety Trumps Privacy This has been a debate for years and the answer comes back to when safety trumps privacy. Especially now as technology is in the hands of every teens and many tweens, as well as COVID has locked us online more than ever — parents need to be in tune with how […]

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Cyberbullying, Online Shaming and COVID It’s been an extremely challenging year for many people. The pandemic has everyone on edge and many are retreating to their devices as a distraction of reality. Sadly social media and the internet can be a sea of negativity as well as hateful content. Rise in online usage From school […]

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Texting Trivia While we are all living in this new normal, it seems our devices are our main source of communication. This is an an oldie but goodie post that I think is very interesting — especially now as we are all attached to our phones. You probably already have a few pretty good ideas […]

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In an age where sending nudes has become normalized, we must educate young people on how to handle sexual content; sexting. A JAMA Pediatrics study showed that 1 in 4 teens say they’re sexting—witness the sexting scandals that have popped up in small towns across America, from Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Cañon City, Colorado. The activity […]

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Why is the tech talk is more difficult than the sex talk? Your ongoing offline conversations are what helps keep your teen in-check online. It’s important that you don’t loose your cool and keep those lines of communication open, many of us realize this isn’t always easy. “Your teen may always be an app ahead […]