Watch Out For: Social Media-Fueled Eating Disorders

Each month we alert you to a site or trend that you need to be aware of to protect your teenaged social media users.  This month we are warning you about: Eating Disorders. While many are generally familiar with what eating disorders are, many parents may not realize how social media can exacerbate eating disorders and contribute to an…

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Watch Out For: Social Media-Fueled Eating Disorders

Watch Out For: Cyber Self-Harm

Each month we alert you to a site or trend that you need to be aware of to protect your teenaged social media users.  This month we are warning you about: Cyber Self-Harm. This month we are alerting you to a social media-related danger that many parents may not have considered before: cyber self-harm. In 2013, Hannah Smith,…

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Watch Out For: Cyber Self-Harm

Sites To Avoid: Dating Websites

Each month we alert you to a site that you need to be aware of to protect your teenaged social media users.  This month we are warning you about: Tinder/dating sites. This month we are alerting you to the danger teens face from dating websites. And, if you were unaware, teens are indeed using dating websites.  Tinder may…

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Sites To Avoid: Dating Websites

Sites Not Suitable for Teens

Each month we alert you to a site that you need to be aware of to protect your teen social media users.  This month we are warning you about: Channel45News. This month we are focusing on prank social media “news sites”.  These sites allow anyone to create a fake news post, meant to look like it originates from…

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Sites Not Suitable for Teens

In Depth: The Danger of Deepfakes

Social media has brought undeniable benefits.  It has opened parts of the world up like never before. Perhaps not since the age of exploration across the high seas and the indomitable Silk Route have disparate populations been brought together in such an unprecedented manner. People of different cultures from across the globe have been able…

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In Depth: The Danger of Deepfakes

Watch Out For: Omegle

Each month we alert you to a site that you need to be aware of to protect your teen social media users.  This month we are warning you about: Omegle. We generally advise strongly against minors using what are called “Chatroullete-type” sites where strangers are randomly matched online to interact with each other.  Omegle is one such…

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Watch Out For: Omegle