Posts Tagged 'cyberbullying'

She used to tell you everything. Her face lit up as she bounded into the car with her oversized backpack and began rattling off the details of her school day. Fast-forward just a few years.She’s easy to spot in the distance. She glances down as she scurries across the parking lot, her smile is frayed […]

Hundreds of private photos belonging to several high-profile Hollywood actresses were posted online this past weekend. They are explicit in nature, and were not intended to be seen by the public. But they have been. The question, now, is how did this happen? The details of the hackings haven’t been worked out quite yet, but […]

The taste of trepidation in our house this week is palpable, as my daughter approaches her first day of high school. As a freshman she’s anxious about finding her classes, making new friends, tough teachers, and of course, the social hierarchy, better known as “mean girls.” Chances are she won’t escape her high school years […]

Wouldn’t it be convenient if the dangers heading toward our kids had neon signs pointing to them? Unfortunately, that’s not the way things work and, more often than not, the dangers are camouflaged, sometimes intentionally. While it’s normal for kids to have secrets, when you add technology to the mix, there might be hidden dangers to […]

Whether we admit it or not, the vast majority of us humans have an inherent desire to be liked. Sure, we can put on a brave face but criticism and disapproval can be hard to swallow, particularly at a tender age. As an adult, I still have clear memories of some rather unpleasant interactions I […]