Monthly Archives: September 2012

Heartbreaker – a Like 4 a Hate!

In the online teen world the  ‘Like Button’ is synonomous with acceptance and it goes without saying that acceptance is the ultimate accolade at this age.  One of my students told me that once she has posted a picture of herself … Continue reading

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Call to tighten the laws around social media

In the past few weeks there have been a number of disturbing cases of cyber bullying and harassment involving the micro-blogging website Twitter. Both Charlotte Dawson (Australia’s Next Top Model judge) and Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers NRL captain) have been on the receiving end … Continue reading

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What is Snapchat? The New Sexting? Teens are on to It.

The risk to your digital reputation is high.  The opportunity to cyber bully is elevated.  The attack on cyber safety is raised.  A photo arrives on your phone, you have 7 seconds to view it and it disappears into thin air. You … Continue reading

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Sexting Recipe for a Perfect Teen Storm

Ingredients A pinch of low self esteem, a spoonful of angst, a bucket of the common garden variety of  ‘the need to fit in’, a cup of ‘I didn’t think’ , 500 grams of  ‘I thought it was a joke’, one smart phone, one teen, … Continue reading

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