Tag Archives: social media

Parents warned of unknown person texting middle school students to meet-up: Four Quick Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

  Parents of middle school students in Wall Township, New Jersey received letters warning them about “a person sending text messages to our students under the guise of a teenage girl named Alainai.”  The letter informs parents that through texting, … Continue reading

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24% of young people have sent a naked photo to someone they know online

Anti-bullying organization, Ditch the Label has released its annual report on how people aged 13-25 are currently using and abusing smartphone technology.   The results are comprised from a sample of 1000+ young people from the United Kingdom and uncovers new … Continue reading

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Nine Men Arrested for attempting to solicit sex from teens via social media – Keeping Teens and Families Safe Online

Nine men have been arrested as a part of “Operation Turkey  Shoot,” an online sting in Fort Bend, Texas.  The Operation came about in response to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.  The teen told her parents that a … Continue reading

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Teen commits suicide after leaving posts on Social Media – Remembering Ashley Duncan and Activating our Village….

  Ashley Duncan’s death occurred two-years ago, and it still touches my heart.   The increase of teen suicides and the public way they detail their lives and ultimate death via social media, inspired me to share this story.  My intention … Continue reading

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How a teens Digital Footprint can keep them from college, scholarships, or other opportunities – 6-Practical tips to help teens use social media responsibly

Recently I was casually searching the internet looking for college scholarships for my daughter.  Interestingly, many of the applications asked that the students to hare their social media profiles.  Of course the request was optional, however it brought my mind … Continue reading

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