Ask Trish: The Pressure to Be Perfect

Ask Trish: The Pressure to Be Perfect

See Trish's TikTok video about the pressure to be perfect on social media. “I sometimes feel like the pressure to be perfect on social media can be so overwhelming. Do ...

Teen social media & mobile use helps maintain friendships

Teen social media & mobile use helps maintain friendships

by Larry Magid A majority (57 percent) of teens have met at least one new friend online while 29 percent say they have met at least five friends that way ...
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Teens and digital wisdom: Give them a round of applause

Teens and digital wisdom: Give them a round of applause

by Sue Scheff We often hear negative news about teens and how they use digital media. But research shows that teens can actually show adults a few things about being ...
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New Flickr 4.0 will store ALL your family photos for free and help you find and organize them

by Larry Magid It’s been years since I paid much attention to Yahoo’s Flickr but, with the new Flickr 4.0, it’s a compelling service that I’m pretty excited about. In ...
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Controversial anonymous app Secret to close

Controversial anonymous app Secret to close

By Maureen Kochan Controversial anonymous app Secret, sometimes seen as the poster child for all that is wrong with anonymous social apps, will close, said co-founder David Byttow. “This has ...
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Should I worry about my teens texting?

Should I worry about my teens texting?

By Michael Rich, MD Q: I’ve noticed that many parents worry a lot about their children texting. But when we were kids, we would spend hours on the phone, sometimes ...
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Arkansas bill puts youth safety and privacy in jeopardy

Arkansas bill puts youth safety and privacy in jeopardy

By Maria Spencer The Arkansas Consumer Safety Division website includes social networking tips that warn its citizens about improper use of social media. It reads, “Although social networking sites can ...
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'Revenge porn' is about betrayal, not pornography

'Revenge porn' is about betrayal, not pornography

Sharing explicit pictures or videos with an intimate partner is not always a harmful practice, but it can be devastating if those images get into the wrong hands -- like ...
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Social media still growing, with Instagram leading the way

Social media still growing, with Instagram leading the way

A lot of people scratched their heads when Facebook invested a billion dollars to buy Instagram in 2012. But, based on the results of a recent survey from Pew Research, ...
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