Posts Tagged 'cyberbullying'
It was an ordinary Tuesday after school. Sixteen year-old Allison was texting back and forth with her best friend Katie; both were trying to analyze if their secret crushes liked them “just as friends” or “more.” Every now and then, they’d exchange song lyrics and highlight the lines they loved. Then it popped up out of nowhere. […]
Every five minutes, it seems, a new app comes out but only a handful stick with tweens and teens looking to connect in fun ways to friends online. When those apps make the “fun cut,” and rise to popularity it isn’t long before unwise users exploit them into cyber bullying and sexting channels. Unfortunately, that’s […]
Teenagers need space. I totally get it. But sometimes they also need a helping hand, a few quiet words of guidance or maybe for you to catch them before they fall – particularly in the online world! The recent story of bullied US teen Halsey Parkerson and his aunt demonstrates this first hand. When Halsey’s […]
SnapChat has literally reshaped the teen experience since its release two years ago. The app, which allows a user to send a photo that “vanishes” in up to ten seconds, has spread like wildfire among teens. It didn’t take long for the app to become known as a “sexting” app since messages disappeared after being […]