Ask Trish: I'm New to Social Media

Ask Trish: I’m New to Social Media

Dear Trish: I’m new to social media and curious what I should know about each platform. Are there certain things I should keep in mind? ...

Ask Trish: Being Funny vs. Mean, Online Edition

Ask Trish: Being Funny vs. Mean, Online Edition

Dear Trish: My friends and I love to joke around online. But recently one of my friends said something on social media that actually hurt another friend’s feelings. How can ...
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Removing Child Images from Google Search

Removing Child Images from Google Search

Google has announced a new policy that allows people under 18 or their parents or guardians to request the removal of images in Google search. This does not necessarily remove ...
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Ask Trish: A (Brief) Privacy Education

Ask Trish: A (Brief) Privacy Education

Dear Trish: I’ve been seeing all of this stuff in the news about privacy and it’s got me thinking about how to protect myself. I think privacy is really important ...
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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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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 ...
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Like Fictional Killer Robots, Even Well-Intentioned Algorithms Can Do Harm

Like Fictional Killer Robots, Even Well-Intentioned Algorithms Can Do Harm

Algorithms - software that figures out what users want to see on social media - help sell us not just products, but ideas that affect our behavior ...
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Ask Trish: My Boyfriend is Threatening Revenge Porn

Ask Trish: My Boyfriend is Threatening Revenge Porn

I had a bf, but I feel like I can’t “escape” the relationship because he is now threatening to blackmail me with explicit pictures I sent. I am not sure ...
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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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