Tag: cyberbullying

We all know the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” however, as the incidence of cyberbullying grows across the Internet, this may no longer be true. On the Internet, hurtful words can become more visible and more brutal than ever and seen by a lot more people. ...
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Just when parents figured out SnapChat, an app that makes photo texts disappear, two new apps hit the social scene that achieve the same objective on both Twitter and Facebook. Twitterspirit allows a Twitter user to set a time limit for a tweet before it “self-destructs” in their feed. By using a hashtag (#) denoting any ...
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The SnapChat smart phone app is one of the newest crazes for teens because it allows a user to send what they believe to be a very private and very temporary photo to another user (and if you use it just for fun with friends, it can be a blast). Because SnapChat (seen below, yellow icon) ...
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It’s a small loophole but one that definitely poses a threat to your child’s online safety. While your child is able set her Instagram account settings to private and only accept “followers” and “friends” she knows, her Instagram bio is still public by default and short of deleting it altogether, there’s no way to hide it. ...
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Anonymity affords a precarious, irresistible power to teens online. Ask.fm is one app that’s exploding in popularity by allowing users to ask and answer questions to one another anonymously. While Ask.fm is used by many teens as a digital playground to flirt and just have fun (and confess crushes), the lack of a name or ...
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The whole purpose of your “youth” is to grow and learn. It’s time to take in lots of information, so ultimately they can evolve, accomplish, and get ahead. However the pressure to grow and climb the ladder of life often leads to unwanted behaviors and actions that lead to significant negative consequences. And with everyone ...
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Many of you as parents may think, not much when asked this question. But in reality, it’s probably a lot more than you think. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that in McAfee’s 2013 study Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids that examines the online habits and interests ...
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McAfee’s study “The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents” shows an alarming 70% of teens have hidden their online behavior from their parents, up from 45% in 2010. And yet half of parents live under the assumption that their teen tells them everything he/she does online. The school year is now upon us. ...
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