iOS app Android app

Askfm

3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak

Diana Graber | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network that has quickly gained popularity amongst young people. So what's a parent/teacher/administrator to do? Talk to your kids and tell them these three things:

When Apps Get a Bad Rap

Diana Graber | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

I don't know about you, but restricting my kids from something they are already using or doing, especially without solid evidence of nefarious behavior on their part, is a parenting strategy that hasn't worked out particularly well for me.

5 Reasons Why We Don't Want Our Teens to Overshare

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Every generation of teens has its own unique set of trends including clothing and communication styles. Consider that this generation of teens seems to bare more skin than past generations. At least that's how it appears to me and to many many frustrated sets of parents.

The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids

Ana Homayoun | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Ana Homayoun

For the past few years, I've seen teens' shift their social media habits to apps and sites that provide illusions of ephemeral and anonymous interactions -- illusions that are quickly eroding their social and emotional well-being, and can be deadly.

Free Speech? Free Bullying?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

We hear more and more that schools have a "no tolerance" policy for things like bullying, and I believe that in some cases more action is being taken when kids experience it at school. But what about online?

8 Scary Social Networking Sites Every Parent Should Know

Michael Gregg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michael Gregg

As more parents embrace Facebook, they're driving teens and tweens away as they look for other, more secretive venues that won't be subjected to the same level of parental scrutiny.

My Problem With Ask.fm

Natasha Lerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Natasha Lerner

Since the questions were anonymous people said meaner things than they ever would have. I thought since I didn't set up an account it wouldn't affect me.

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

As Facebook's popularity among teens is starting to wane, you might be wondering what the new "it" social network is. But the days of a one-stop shop for all social networking needs are over.

Cyberbullying Apps -- Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty?

Randy Taran | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Randy Taran

As a culture, let's really look at why we are accepting of 'confession pages,' and the proliferation of apps such that make it easier than ever for social cruelty to spread like a cancer into the hearts and minds of young people.

TRAGEDY: Teen Allegedly 'Trolled' To Death Online

Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

The suicide of a young British teen is renewing awareness of cyberbullying, with parents and anti-bullying advocates calling for an end to anonymous o...

Growing Vodka Trees and Other Surprising Things Your Teen Might Be Doing

Jane Buckingham | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Next time you go to water your garden, you may notice a new exotic plant -- the vodka tree. Well, to be more specific it is unlikely you'll actually grow an actual tree, but given the hijinks of resourceful teens today, you may find yourself a veritable bouquet of bottles.