September 6, 2016

The Washington Post on the consequences of a seventh-grader’s sext

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“Don’t share risque pictures of yourself online” is a common rule. But after months of building a relationship with a classmate on a messaging platform called Kik, this 13-year-old girl needed to know more than “Don’t.” Because this felt different. The Washington Post reported that she thought he liked her and promised not to show anyone. She could’ve used some Do’s. For example, “Share only what you wouldn’t mind the world knowing” and “Talk to your parent or another adult if you’re ever unsure about something on social.”

July 6, 2015

The New York Times reports on screen addiction

Most good things can have negative consequences of overdone, overused, overconsumed. They key is balance! Columnist for The New York Times Jane E. Brody agrees.