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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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The Language of Teen Love

Source: yourteenmag.com By: Samantha Zabell For anyone who has accused a teen of having a limited vocabulary, consider the effort that has gone into coming up with an entire glossary around the teenage love scene. Here, the most important to help you stay in the loop. Talking: Leave it to the teens to take the act of chatting and […]

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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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Sexual Assualt and Online Bullying Turn Deadly for One Saratoga Teen Girl

A unesscesary tragedy occurred September 10, 2012, when 15 yr old Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott took her own life after suffering sexual assault and online humiliation at the hands of her attackers. Her parents had no knowledge of the assault on their 15-year-old daughter at the time she took her life but learned […]

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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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Popular Blog Site Polices Harmful Content

Thanks to the Internet, today’s adolescents have a one-stop-shop for information of all types right at their fingertips. Websites like Wikipedia, Ask.com, About.com, etc. can tell them everything they need to know, from history to word definitions; and then there are blogs sites with information and how-to material on everything else they might be interested […]

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Your Kids May Be Tweeting

In the United States alone Facebook.com has over 155 million users, with the largest percentage represented by the 25-34 age group.  This may be why more and more teens are also beginning to use Twitter.com. According to a survey conducted in July 2011 by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 12- to 17-year olds […]

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