Posts Tagged 'cyberbullying'
When I saw the hashtag #AlexFromTarget trending on Twitter right behind #Election2014 and #Senate on November 4 it hit me abruptly: Social media owns far more real estate in our children’s brains than most of us parents care to admit. We’re living in a time of mind-blowing crowd power for sure. Instagram famous. Vine famous. […]
When I first heard the term “Internet Safety” about 12 years ago, despite its serious nature, I thought to myself, “Ugh. Could there be a more booooring topic?” It sounded about as interesting as the manual that came with my new vacuum cleaner. It took a while, but over time parents—myself included—became more aware and […]
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 […]