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.
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.
See part of the discussion above, and click here to watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about selfies at Auschwitz
I love the Internet and its seemingly endless array of gifs of cats fitting into places I didn't know they could fit, but its offerings of guiltless, unnecessary self-expression is hurting how we relate to each other.
"We often rebelled, and parents never caught on. Now you actually have traces of it, and parents can see it and they kind
It's nothing new that teens put peers' input above that of their parents. But what has changed? The input comes not just from classmates and neighbors, but from complete strangers who enter our children's lives through their virtual world -- the Internet.
I'm writing this article because I watch too many parents alienate themselves from teens because of the fear-mongering, techno-phobic myths they are inundated by in mainstream media.
I know your family would not be thrilled at the thought of my teenage daughter seeing you only in your towel. Did you know that once a female sees you in a state of undress, she can't ever un-see it? You don't want my daughter to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?
Click here to watch the full segment on teens and Facebook use on HuffPost Live. HuffPost Teen blogger, Marc Rinosa, agrees
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