Parent's Guide to TikTok

Parent’s Guide to TikTok

TikTok has some good safety features for teens and families, and they’re being updated and improved all the time. Here’s what you need to know, plus advice for talking with ...

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? ...
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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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Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

My very first computer was a Cyber 70. I didn’t own it nor did I ever get within a few feet of it. It was a giant mainframe housed at ...
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Facebook Not Alone in Embrace of ‘Metaverse’

Facebook Not Alone in Embrace of ‘Metaverse’

As you've undoubtedly heard, Facebook has renamed itself Meta. Some people thought that was in response to the company's recent troubles, but a company the size of Facebook doesn't go ...
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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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