Posts Tagged 'social networking'

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 […]

Starting college marks the first of many adulting firsts — first dorm room, first roommate, first no-curfew-on-a-school-night — indeed, there are so many mind-blowing firsts to celebrate and enjoy. Unfortunately, going from mom and dad’s house to your own domain with new tech habits also opens up your personal information. So, along with Freshman English and […]

Getting caught in a social media faux pas seems to be the new normal. The latest? The newly crowned Miss Teen USA, Karly Hay, landed in the hot seat for several alleged racial slurs in tweets she posted in 2013. Next week, it will be someone else under fire because our fast-moving digital conversational today could carry […]

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,” […]