By: Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC. “Facebooking” and “YouTubing” are no longer just a “cute” thing girls do for fun to pass the time. Not understanding the risks associated with the many social media outlets poses a huge potential problem to the safety and well-being of our daughters. To keep them safe, online activity is [...]
Facebook, Time Warner, and Cartoon Network launch an anti-bullying campaign to help change lives and make girls safe from bullying.
By: Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC. Magazines, television and music today are all focused on bodies. Thin, young, and beautiful bodies supposedly equate to more money, power, and fame. Our youth has never had a narrower concept of beauty, nor have they ever had the pressure of being able to pose for a photo and [...]
By: Mary Kay Hoal. You’ve likely joined Facebook because you understand that social networking can be a valuable tool to keep up with family and friends. Or perhaps you are a business professional and use Twitter and LinkedIn because of the value it brings to your business. Maybe you don’t social network, but your friends [...]
By: Larry Chiagouris, Ph.D. NEW YORK, NY, April 20, 2011 — More than 75% of college students may be using Facebook in a way that will damage their opportunities for a job after they graduate. In a recent research study I conducted at Pace University examining college students’ use of Facebook, several examples of unprofessional [...]
By: Anna M. Aquino. Most people with tween girls know that Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace are how many of them communicate. I have found among parents to let your tween on the social network or not seem to be a heated argument. My husband and my choice to let my daughter get a Facebook account [...]
By: Jilliane Hoffman. Last December, New York’s Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that more than 3500 registered sex offenders had been purged from the social networking sites Facebook and MySpace in the state’s first database sweep for sexual predators. That’s 3500 caught, convicted and registered sex offenders who’d actually used their real names when they [...]