Posts Tagged 'social networking'

Question: The holidays were great this year, but it didn’t take long for Grandma to start in on my teens (as well as my husband and me) over what she considered too much phone use. She says things like: Do you ever put that thing down? or Helloooo are you in there? or Do you […]

  At least one a year we update our texting chat acronyms (slang) list. This year the app Ask.Fm made that job a little easier and published the top acronyms teens use every day on their chat site. There are some we’ve never seen that are pretty clever. Thanks, Ask.fm for publishing this fresh list […]

It’s all gray now. Life that is. What used to be black and white and nicely compartmentalized is now a thousand shades of gray. We no longer are techie types or old school; Facebook users or in-person folks, we are all, young and old, online to some degree. Digital has become the cultural expectation. And with […]

The three Bs — bragging, betrayal, and body Image — are a very big deal for both tweens and teens building communities in the digital world. If your child is between the ages of 11 and 18, your family will likely weave in and out of the Three Bs in the year ahead. A snapshot: […]

Are you an NMK parent? An NMK parent is one who is knowingly or unknowingly infected with the NMK virus, otherwise known as the “Not My Kid” virus. Few of us can imagine the possibility that our child could be like “those other” kids online — you know the ones that open private accounts, get […]