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Underage Teens Are Using Hookup App Tinder; Should Parents Be Worried?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents

Earlier this week, a concerned blogger raised the alarm about a troubling statistic: It seems a surprising number of users on the popular dating app T...

Teens Are Leaving Facebook For Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

I spent most of last weekend hanging around hundreds of teenage girls who, like me, were trailing around an up-and-coming teen heartthrob who got his ...

5 Tips to Protect your Children, Tweens and Teens from Dangerous Games on Social Media

Manilla.com | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Manilla.com

Monitoring our children's online activities is a sticky issue, but by following these five tips, we can help protect kids from harming themselves, others or their reputations.

Bianca Bosker

Why Facebook's 'Teen Exodus' Won't Do Real Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology

Recent headlines have depicted Facebook as the Internet version of a failed nightclub: Abandoned by pretty young things and invaded by middle-aged min...

The Type Of Selfies You Should NOT Take

Jessica Chassin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Teen
Jessica Chassin

If my own 50-year-old Dad had a problem with a harmless selfie of us taken at a Jets game, how would an older or sick person feel if you Instagrammed a picture of them while they are at their lowest most vulnerable place?

Dis, Connected

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Zachary Dominitz

Here were the innovators of this nascent platform... invariably awkward at making conversation, at as much of a loss to communicate when not behind the safety of their screens as those school kids were when asked to find information from actual books.

How Quitting Social Media Changed My Life

| Posted 11.25.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Facebook's Rapidly Declining Popularity In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.24.2013 | Technology

“I got mine [Facebook account] around sixth grade. And I was really obsessed with it for a while. Then towards eighth grade, I kind of just -- once ...

Are You Counting Tweets Instead Of Sheep?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By David Rodriguez, Lane Te...

What It's Like To Be An Introvert On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology

Researchers have confirmed what we've suspected all along: Parents and teens really do speak different languages online. But so do introverts a...

Peace Out, Privacy

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Calif. -- A Southern California school district is trying to stop cyberbullying and a host of other teenage ills by monitoring the public po...

5 Skills I'm Scared My Sons Won't Have

Erin Mantz | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Erin Mantz

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.

Why Twitter and LinkedIn Will Outlast Facebook

Adam Wexler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology
Adam Wexler

It was tough to miss the excellent piece penned by 13-year-old Ruby Karp this week. As she explained in her Mashable post, Facebook is struggling to resonate with the next teenage generation. Funny thing is I agree with almost everything she says.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Using Social Media

Patrick Mott | Posted 08.23.2013 | Teen
Patrick Mott

With a few clicks, your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and an array of other information about you is at their fingertips. So how does one ensure a positive online reputation? It's simple.

Sleepaway Camp and No Social Media: Yay!

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the school year they appear to have no desire or reason to take a break. Sleep-away camp leaves them no choice but to part from their social media.

Bianca Bosker

This Teen Girl Is A Social Network's Worst Nightmare -- And Best Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.26.2013 | Technology

MILLBURN, N.J. -- Fourteen-year-old Casey Schwartz has ditched more social networking services than most people her parents’ age have joined. Like m...

Bianca Bosker

How Teens Are Really Using Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

The Facebook generation is fed up with Facebook. That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, which surveyed 802 teens...

Bianca Bosker

Yahoo's Got Tumblr's Teens -- For How Long?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

In paying $1.1 billion for Tumblr, Yahoo has just gotten the attention of the 300 million, predominantly young people who have made the site one of th...

Introducing Your Children to Social Media, the Expert's View

Tony Loftis | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

"I gave my kids access to email at relatively young ages. I wanted them to learn while they still listened to me."

The Key to Digital Teen Safety: Parental Engagement

Tony Loftis | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

I spoke with Tim Woda looking for his advice on how to keep children safe growing up in the digital age. We also spoke about parent engagement, getting parents to understand that it's okay to monitor their children's online conversations with friends. Our parents did it. We can as well.

Confessions of a Social Media Maniac

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 04.25.2013 | Teen
Jonathan Jacob Moore

Not until I learn to remind myself of how little the opinions of others matter in deciding who I become in life will my social media addiction be entirely cured. It's not my use of the websites that trouble me, but my dependence on them to make me feel whole.

Why More Teenage Girls Are Keeping Diaries

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.18.2013 | Teen

Although the phrase "Dear Diary" may call to mind an outdated girlhood of the pre-digital days, the adolescent tradition of recording one's every pass...

One Direction Fans On Twitter Save Suicidal Teen (PHOTOS)

| Posted 12.05.2012 | Teen

By Aja Romano Editor's Note: To protect the privacy of the minor about whom this story was written, the HuffPost Teen editors have chosen to remov...

If You Didn't 'Like' It On Facebook, Did You Ever Like It At All?

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.26.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

I spent time liking things on my own profile, following people I like on Twitter, all to cultivate an online reputation that matches who I am IRL, hoping that someone is doing the same for me.

Chivalry is Dead -- And So Is Facebook

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.22.2013 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I got my Facebook account in seventh grade. It was a huge deal and I remember feeling so cool -- I had a Facebook! Four years later Facebook has lost its sparkle.