Facebook News: It's Complicated

Facebook News: It’s Complicated

One of my favorite phrases is “it’s complicated,” because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem ...

Parent's Guide to Discord

Parent’s Guide to Discord

If you’ve got a teen in your house, there’s a good chance you have Discord. We don’t mean bickering—we’re talking Discord with a capital D, the chat app that’s especially ...
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Parent's & Educator's Guide to Media Literacy and False Information

Parent’s & Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy and False Information

We hear a lot about misinformation, disinformation and “fake news,” but whatever you call it, it’s a symptom of much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy ...
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Protecting Mental Health on Instagram

Protecting Mental Health on Instagram

I’m grateful to the Wall Street Journal for shedding light on some of the ways social media can contribute to a sense of inadequacy and other mental health issues. But ...
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Guide to Ray-Ban Stories: Bystander Privacy in a World of Wearable Cameras

Guide to Ray-Ban Stories: Bystander Privacy in a World of Wearable Cameras

Facebook Reality Labs and Ray-Ban have partnered Ray-Ban Stories, the companies’ first generation of smart glasses. This relatively new product category brings up questions regarding safety for the user and ...
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Seniors Flocking to TikTok

Seniors Flocking to TikTok

When you think about TikTok, it's easy to conjure up images of young teens lip-synching and horsing around in short videos they share with their peers ...
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Ask Trish: Anti-Hate 101 with Ask Trish

Ask Trish: Anti-Hate 101 with Ask Trish

“Tell us more about your work as an anti-hate activist and what myths you’d want to bust or lessons you’d want to share.” Totally! First off, let me say that ...
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Family Guide to Parental Controls

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Filters can usually prevent young children from accidentally stumbling on troubling or inappropriate material, but they are less effective at keeping older kids and teens from deliberately visiting blocked sites ...
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Ask Trish: Marginalized Groups & Online Hate

Ask Trish: Marginalized Groups & Online Hate

Sometimes mean behavior on social media is super casual. Instead of being harassed, my friends just don’t tag me in a picture. How do I deal with the drama? Is ...
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Ask Trish: The Pressure to Be Perfect

Ask Trish: The Pressure to Be Perfect

“I sometimes feel like the pressure to be perfect on social media can be so overwhelming. Do you have tips for managing social media anxiety and being authentic online?” First ...
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