Category Archives: Twitter

The Psychology behind a Selfie from a Teen’s Perspective……

A Selfie is defined as – taking a pic of yourself, often sexualized, and posting it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram with the sole intention of getting ‘likes’- the more the better. Celebrities do it, and tweens, teens and twentysomethings follow.   Why? Take … Continue reading

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Pornography Alert – Twitter’s Vine is now Age Restricted, 17+

I recently wrote and asked parents to talk to their teens and tweens about Twitter’s Vine, which allows users to upload 6 seconds of video onto Twitter. Twitter is now warning users and viewers that it “contains age-restricted material” and that no one under 17 … Continue reading

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Vinepeek is Addictive. What is it?

Vinepeek is an endless stream of six-second videos (called Vines) filmed by thousands of random people all over the world and uploaded on Twitters’ new video sharing platform called Vine. While most ‘vines’ are harmless some are not. The Vinepeek … Continue reading

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What is Vine? Your Teens will be Twittering about It!

On Thursday Vine exploded onto the Social Media scene. It is an App that connects with Twitter. Fundamentally, Vine lets you make and share six-second video clips. It is easy to use and videos can be made straight from your … Continue reading

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Nasty Facebook – A Conversation to have with your Teen

Cyberbullying, trolling and flaming. The Sunday Age Editorial clearly explains that Social Media Users are NOT above the law. This means teenagers too are NOT above the law. In the world behind a screen teens sometimes think (or don’t think perhaps) that they can write anything. … 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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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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We know who you are, where you live, when you are in, when you are out, and where you go…..and it’s you who tells us!

 This isn’t just about keeping your children cybersafe….this warning applies to us all. Geotagging and Facebook statuses can reveal frighteningly too much information and place us all in danger! Geotagging refers to the practice of adding location information –  like … Continue reading

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The Phenomenal Growth of Social Media!

So you think, (or hope) that social media, will die a natural death, that it has had its ’15 minutes of fame’, that the world will get sick of it and that it won’t be around in a few years’ time? Have … Continue reading

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The Importance of Social Media

This is an update on a video you may have seen before about the rise and importance of social media. The statistics are amazing! Social media is here to stay. As Erik Qualman says in this video “We don’t have … Continue reading

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