Parent's Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

Parent’s Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

The FBI has reported a “huge increase” in sextortion scams targeting teens, especially boys 14 to 17. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself or your teen, and ...

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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Ask Trish: Social Media and Mental Health

Ask Trish: Social Media and Mental Health

Dear Trish: Maybe it’s just me but I just feel really bad about myself when I’m on social media. Like literally everyone seems to be living their best life and ...
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Parent's Quick-Guide to Instagram

Parent’s Quick-Guide to Instagram

The main things parents worry about are typical of all social media: mean behavior among peers, encountering -- or creating -- inappropriate or dangerous content, overuse, and of course, privacy ...
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Parent's & Educator's Guide to Media Literacy & False Information

Parent’s & Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy & 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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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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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: 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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Parent's Guide to Snapchat

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Users love that they can share a moment that’s digital footprint-free — they don’t have to think about how their photos, videos or comments make them look to some unknown ...
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