Posts Tagged 'facebook'

Ask a teen what’s the best thing about life is and 9/10 times the answer would be ‘friends.’ To teens, friends are EVERYTHING! They may as well quote Virginia Woolf and say: “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” Friendship in the Internet age has stretched beyond the borders of […]

The way parents use Twitter and the way teens use Twitter couldn’t be more different. While many parents turn to the popular social channel for business networking, teens use Twitter to simply hang out—to see and be seen. They chat, joke, banter, and of course, they love to subtweet. Subtweeting is indirectly tweeting something about […]

Sometimes as parents we need a little pat on the back and confirmation we’re doing something right. Well, the Intel Security Teens, Tweens & Technology 2015 research does just that. Now in its third year, the Teens, Tweens & Technology research provides a gauge on the behaviour and opinions of young Australians and their online […]

It’s happening already. “I’m bored,” she says while standing in front of my desk as I work feverishly to meet a deadline. “I know,” I say without looking up. “Another hour and we can go to the mall or swimming.” One teen. One hour. One phone. One busy mom. ~~~~~~~ It’s a common summer scenario […]

Q: I do a pretty good job keeping up with my son online and I try to follow all the tips on your blog. However, every time I ask my 15 year-old son for his phone to check his apps or contacts, a full-blown argument breaks out. I’m to the point where it’s just not […]