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Teens and Social Media

Teenagers and the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.

6 Major Challenges Social Media Creates for Our Teenagers, and How to Parent Them

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Social media has taken over the lives of our teenagers. As parents we need to help our teenagers' balance the challenges social media brings with the needs the real world requires of them.

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.

Are You Oversharing On Social Media?

Sue Scheff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn't always register as a cause for concern.

Taking Selfies At Auschwitz Is Now A Thing Teenagers Do

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

They've invaded funerals and "serious places," and now taking selfies at the Auschwitz has become a thing that teenagers do. A controversial Israel...

Why Hundreds Of Instagram 'Likes' Just Aren't Enough

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

The friend who was watching the movie with me didn't live in the same state, country or for that matter, the same continent as me. We were screen sharing and watching a movie on Netflix.

Hey Adults, Please Stop Stereotyping All Teens Who Use Social Media

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen
Jaylen Bledsoe

We are the generation of social media, and we all look to each other to determine how we should be using it. For some weird reason, we all use it differently.

Sorry, But The World Doesn't Care About Your Daily Selfies

Eden Friedman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Teen
Eden Friedman

I love the Internet and its seemingly endless array of gifs of cats fitting into places I didn't know they could fit, but its offerings of guiltless, unnecessary self-expression is hurting how we relate to each other.

An Important Message For Parents Of Teens

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents

It's not uncommon for parents to find something their child posted online that seems completely out of place. But danah boyd, social media scholar and...

Teens, Drugs and the Internet: The Perfect Storm

Sue Scheff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It's nothing new that teens put peers' input above that of their parents. But what has changed? The input comes not just from classmates and neighbors, but from complete strangers who enter our children's lives through their virtual world -- the Internet.

5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Perle

I'm writing this article because I watch too many parents alienate themselves from teens because of the fear-mongering, techno-phobic myths they are inundated by in mainstream media.

Are Teens Really Leaving Facebook?

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

From the moment they started a Facebook or other social media account, you should be able to observe what is going on digitally in your child's life. It isn't about snooping -- it is about being a responsible parent.

Spying on Our Kids

Varda Epstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Varda Epstein

Spying on our kids implies distrust. We need to treat our children with respect because the way to get kids to act trustworthy is paradoxically, to offer them our trust.

FYI (If You're a Teenage Boy)

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

I know your family would not be thrilled at the thought of my teenage daughter seeing you only in your towel. Did you know that once a female sees you in a state of undress, she can't ever un-see it? You don't want my daughter to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?

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 ...

The Best (And Worst) Parts Of The First Day Of School

Posted 07.30.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

5 Teens Who Kicked Butt On Social Media (VIDEO)

Posted 06.26.2013 | Teen

HuffPost Teen blogger Patrick Mott wrote in his latest post: "Our social networks can tell a story about us and, if you're like me, you want to make s...

Parents Know Little About What Their Kids Do Online

Tony Loftis | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

Like The Pill changed how people shared their bodies, social media changed what personal information young people will share with casual acquaintances or perfect strangers.

8 Problems with Teens and Social Media

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am concerned that our teens are losing out on the ability to learn about and read social cues. They cannot learn to read non-verbal behavior properly if most of their interacting goes on in the virtual world.

20 Tech-Related Addictions You Just Cant Quit

Posted 06.17.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Tweens and Instagram: How to Do It Right

Scott Shamberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

Do you, as a parent, get involved when a feed you're following through your child looks like a modern day Mean Girls? Instagram is today's digital diary with one big difference -- everyone CAN read it and you can't throw it away.

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.

True Story

Posted 11.08.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

TEEN REPORTER: 'Help! I'm Going Through Technology Withdrawl'

About the authors: Alexander is a junior at the British School of Chicago and John Mederich is a senior at Mather High School. Both are reporters for ...

You Might Be The Reason Your Teen Is On Twitter

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Teens don't tweet, will never tweet - too public, too many older users. Not cool. That's been the prediction for a while now, born of numb...