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Teens and Facebook

Why Parents Can't Be Dumb About Social Media

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Dr. Wendy Rice

Walking the fine line of respecting your child's online privacy while looking out for their well-being is a challenge that our parents didn't exactly have.

The Real Reason Why I'm Not On Facebook

Carly Steyer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Teen
Carly Steyer

The way I see it, Facebook perpetuates the absolute importance of physical appearance to an unhealthy extent. Think about it: when was the last time you saw a comment on a picture that praised someone for something other than a physicality?

Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology

Facebook is like indoor plumbing: You can live without it, but it’s uncomfortable. It’s thus little surprise to learn a new study has found te...

Sorry Facebook, But I Think We Need Space

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 08.09.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I deleted Facebook. Well, sort of. I deactivated Facebook. Regardless, it's still big for someone my age to do so.

Dealing With Death In A Digital World

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Brian Loomis, Hersey, an...

Why This Teen Is So Over Facebook (VIDEO)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Teen

From Pheed to Instagram, it's no secret that teens are obsessed with social media. But when it comes to Facebook? Not so much. According to Hello ...

Spring Cleaning Your Facebook Profile!

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Andres Luz, Whitney Youn...

Facing Facebook

Julie Dobrow | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Julie Dobrow

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that more and more of my students are reporting that they disable their Facebook accounts, at least for a while.

The Secret to Helping Your Kids Study Without Distractions

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

Our study found that if a student checked Facebook just once during the 15-minute study period, he or she had a lower GPA.

They Shoot Laptops, Don't They?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

First we had revengeful dad Tommy Jordan, who in response to his teen daughter's offensive video posting on Facebook, created a video of his own to "t...

To Allow Facebook or Not to Allow Facebook, that is the Question

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

If you have a child under age 13, would you let them join Facebook if they asked?

Why Teens Freely Share Their Passwords

danah boyd | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
danah boyd

We shared our locker combinations because they served all sorts of social purposes, from the practical to the risqué. How are Facebook passwords significantly different than locker combos? Truth be told, for most teenagers, they're not.

Protecting Your Kids Online: Successfully Guiding Teens In the Challenging Digital Era

George Garrick | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

If you combine the descriptions of kids' behavior, parenting styles, and the types of monitoring solutions -- you get many different permutations and possibilities for protecting kids on social networks.

Protecting Your Kids Online: How Strictly Do You Want to Monitor Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

George Garrick | Posted 02.13.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

If used properly, these devices not only protect, but can also help teach kids the right habits. And the goal should be to eventually remove the software or device once the kid has gotten older, or earned the required level of trust.

Protecting Your Kids Online: How Much Risk Can You Tolerate When It Comes to Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

George Garrick | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

What's the best monitoring solution for your household? The answer depends on what type of child you have, what type of parenting style you've adopted and, mostly, how much risk you're willing to accept and embrace.

My Teen Is Addicted To Facebook!

Posted 12.30.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 15-year old daughter's entire life revolves around her Facebook world. Her schoolwork is suffering and she is irritable whenever we ...