teens and social media
From Shakespeare to TV sitcoms, the idea of pretending to be someone you're not never gets old. In the online world, there's a name for it -- "catfishing" -- and it's common enough to have inspired a movie and a TV show.
Is the world's biggest social network in trouble?
The tug to be more authentic -- both online and in reality -- is a natural part of growing up. More and more, social media is the place girls go to get real. And it's all fine -- until it's not.
The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.
Social media has taken over the lives of our teenagers. As parents we need to help our teenagers' balance the challenges social media brings with the needs the real world requires of them.
Walking the fine line of respecting your child's online privacy while looking out for their well-being is a challenge that our parents didn't exactly have.
When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn't always register as a cause for concern.
They've invaded funerals and "serious places," and now taking selfies at the Auschwitz has become a thing that teenagers
The friend who was watching the movie with me didn't live in the same state, country or for that matter, the same continent as me. We were screen sharing and watching a movie on Netflix.
We are the generation of social media, and we all look to each other to determine how we should be using it. For some weird reason, we all use it differently.