Posts Tagged 'cyberbullying'

Question: I never imagined allowing my daughters to begin dating would be such an emotional rollercoaster — thanks to social media! I know if a relationship doesn’t end well for one of them, social media will only prolong the heartache or, in some cases, the drama. It seems like their moods go up or down depending […]

It is an almost undisputable truth that access to a cloak of anonymity and a large, large microphone brings the worst out in some people. Today, this is particularly true on social media. Online harassment and hate-messaging is a growing trend and a growing security concern for anyone on social media today. In fact, 40% […]

It’s Twitter — not Tweeter — parents, and your teenager could be using the social network in a reckless way. A few times a week my heart skips a few beats because I see good kids (kids I know personally) being foolish on Twitter. Before you shake (or bury) your head and claim, “not my angel,” […]

Rightly or wrongly, being part of the ‘it’ crowd at school is what every tween and teen yearns for. Being part of a group makes kids feel safe and protected during a time where they could be feeling very vulnerable. Quite often kids will do whatever it takes (much to their parents’ horror) to secure […]

Behind every post, every account and every device is a person. That person is vulnerable. Not just to cybercriminals, but to experiences with others online. And, increasingly often, these experiences can cross the threshold into harassment. Online harassment is far more common than you might think. According to Pew Research Center, up to 40% of […]