With the electronic frontier evolving, online defamation has reared an ugliness that has ruined lives both emotionally and financially.
When Whisper co-founder Michael Heyward speaks to groups, he asks those in the room who are virgins to raise their hand. He's never seen a single hand raised, he said. He then passes out blindfolds, dims the lights and repeats the request. Generally about a third of the room puts their hands up. He uses this exercise to show what anonymity can bring to the experience of sharing, he said.
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.
Many parents argue that they do not post without their children's consent. But, of course, children cannot give consent and cannot begin to imagine how their futures selves will perceive their parents' current blabberings. And in truth, as their parents, neither can we
As much as I wanted to hang on to the barrage of stimuli and the thoughts tumbling through my head to mull over later, I killed that option bit by bit with every tap on the screen. I couldn't resist the profound urge to capture the experience -- I just went about it the wrong way.
In light of the fact that our behavior fails to align with our purported principles, we are compelled to reassess the value of privacy to American life and what we can do if we hope to reclaim it.
It's so critical for all of us to determine our own preferred protocols. If you focus on sharing information that's important to you, helpful to others, relevant to the discussion and with the right people, you'll be ahead of the information curve.
I should appreciate these moments, out shopping with my sons, giving my opinion about the pros and cons of high-tops and color choices. But, wait. Halfway in, they're pulling out their phones, snapping pictures of their three-pair final line-up, asking their "friends" and "followers "Which ones should I get?" on Instagram.
Victorian-era tradition dictated that a lady's name should only appear in the newspaper three times: upon her birth, marriage and death. I can only assume that having a blog plus a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest account would have been frowned upon.
My suggestion is to be that unique parent that talks to your children about dangers and works with your child from a young age to build their trust. That way, when they receive a communication that makes them feel uncomfortable , they will talk to you, their parent, about it.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has now added a new tool on their web site for tax-payers to detect employment-related identity theft. Your online account, known as "my Social Security," can give you access to your yearly earnings statement, among other things.
Why is it that we feel everyone has to be alerted about everything about our lives? We have become a society of over-sharers. As if the me-generation wasn't self-involved enough, it has evolved into the please-look-at-me generation.
To be strong is to shut your mouth at Thanksgiving. To be strong on social media is to do the same. Just because you can't see the looks of horror on your audience's face doesn't mean they aren't horrified.
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It seems we have substituted real relationships and communication with our public image and personal 'brand.' Is it somehow more satisfying to be clever for the strangers of Twitter instead of the real people who are standing in front of you?
We can create a habit for ourselves and our children: Pause and reflect. Even alone in the woods, with no technology in sight, recall the teaching of the Internet. What's the intention behind this next action of mine? Would the world reprove if this particular moment goes viral?