It's easy to forget in our culture of celebrity gossip and social media overshares that most married people live very private lives. Marriage, even bad marriage, is an intimate thing very often crafted of secret histories and shared truths.
We need to take a moment to reflect on the state of our laws around "sexting." And we need to consider the crazy mixed messages we are sending our teens about sexual behavior in our digital world.
Most families have implemented boundaries and rules that their kids and teens have to follow when it comes to their gadgets. Hopefully, parents today understand that digital citizenship is as important to their children as potty training was to them as toddlers.
One of the biggest questions making the rounds among parents of tweens and teens is not if, but when, to get your child a mobile device.
If you do choose explore online dating and hookups, you shouldn't feel bad about asking for clarification if/when someone uses a term you're not familiar with.
Flirty texts and emails may never become physical, but that doesn't mean you're not having an affair.
Trust can be a difficult thing to build, because people already carry their own defenses and distrust from past hurts, rejections and deceptions. Yet, trust and communication are fundamental to establishing closeness, intimacy and real love.
While we were "just friends," I'd seen names of girls flash on the screen and he'd turn his phone over the same way I would when one of my texting guys would pop up on my screen. I knew there were some girls out there still hoping... still flirting and texting.
My concern is that in your heartfelt quest to facilitate your teens' transition from high school to college, you may have a bit of tunnel vision.
About a year ago, I Twitter-met Tyler, a man who works as an escort. Our tweets became texts and then eventually sexts. But the "sex" part of our sexting was just one part of what was really going on.
After building up an estimated 50 million users and receiving (and turning down) billion dollar offers from Facebook and Google, Snapchat is the thriving app everyone is talking about. It's the app that everyone wants to emulate. The problem is, they're doing it all wrong.
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You want your tone to be open and concerned -- not angry and blaming, or shocked and horrified. And you don't want to start out by slapping on a bunch of restrictions. Social media may not seem important to you, but it can seem like life or death to teenagers.
When young people sext, they often lose control of the situation quickly. Messages can easily be intercepted or forwarded to unintended recipients, which is a nasty form of cyberbullying.
Cyber-sex, sexting, lurid Facebook messages, and other forms of virtual infidelity are becoming increasingly prevalent in Family Law. With vastly improved computer graphics and enhanced reality, the real world and the virtual world are becoming increasingly blurred.
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