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Tips to Help Teenagers Clean Up Their Online Image

By Sue Scheff Source: yourteenmag.com/2014/05/help-teenagers-online-image/ #Digcit. Have you seen it and do you know what it means? The hashtag stands for digital citizenship. My mantra has been that this topic is as important as potty training toddlers.   The Internet is not going away. On the contrary, there’s no doubt that the Internet will play a […]

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Empathy in Communicating with your TechWorld Teen

Taryn Bogonovich, MFTI ACS’ Marriage and Family Therapist Intern As a co-facilitator of the ACS weekly parents support group, I often hear parents share that the world their kids are growing up in is so vastly different than their experience.  They just don’t understand their teen’s behavior and sometimes they don’t know how to manage […]

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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/ By: Patti Neighmond Listen to the story: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=258690319&m=288492946 Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. But with the advent of social media, hanging out with the wrong crowd can include not just classmates, but teenagers thousands of miles away […]

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Facebook and Its Effects on Our Mood

By: Sophia Dyer, M.Ed Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern After School Counseling Program (2012-2014) Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (2012-2013) “Are you on facebook again? Why don’t you go outside and play?” Sound familiar? The” facebook argument” is a common one between parents and their teens. With the relatively new rise of social media, […]

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Ask the Expert: “My Teenage Daughter is Always in her Room”

Source: http://www.yourteenmag.com/ Expert: Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D., – is a clinical psychologist, author of Teenage as a Second Language and creator of ItsATweensLife.com. Question: Several months ago, our 13-year-old daughter started spending a lot of time in her bedroom. She’s asked everyone in our family to always knock on the door before entering. This is new to us. Should we be worried […]

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Social Media Impacts the Social Jungle of Teens

Source: YourTeenMag.com Author: Rachel Simmons, author of “Odd Girl Out” and “The Curse of the Good Girl”,  co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute.  For more information on Rachel Simmons, her blog and the revised edition of Odd Girl Out, visit www.rachelsimmons.com. What’s the impact of technology on teenagers socially? You can’t talk about teens, and raising teens, without talking […]

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How Teens Use Social Media

Source: NPR’s All Things Considered By: Trey Graham NPR’s All Things Considered, talks to a roomful of teenagers to see who uses which for what these days. (The answer, like most involving tech or teens, is subject to change like the weather.) Some takeaways: Facebook is for finding old friends, and maybe for arranging parties. […]

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Spring Break, Teens and Online Reputation

Source: HuffingtonPost.com 2/11/13 Author: Sue Scheff With spring break around the corner, it’s time for parents to remind their teenagers to protect their online reputations. It’s necessary for us to not only talk to our kids about the dangers that they face online, but also to remind them of the importance of their virtual manners. […]

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Survey Reveals Teens Find it Hard to Maintain Privacy Online

Source JWT Intelligence In an era when living publicly is becoming the default, people are coming up with creative ways of Going Private in Public, one of JWT Intelligence 10 Trends for 2013: Rather than rejecting today’s ubiquitous social media and sharing tools outright, consumers are finding ways to carve out private spaces while reaping the […]

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Cyberbulling: What Parents Need to Know

by Katie Luce, LMFT Site Director at Redwood High School & Jordan Middle School This article is intended to educate parents and families about a serious issue affecting adolescents known as cyberbullying. My hope is to provide information, highlight some of the emotional issues that arise from cyberbullying, and offer suggestions regarding what families can […]

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