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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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The Secret Life of Teens – Keeping you in the Picture

A 2012 Report conducted by independent research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres, and commissioned by mcafeecybered.com   found that almost 80% of parents said they are having conversations with their teens about their online activities however… 66.5% of teens said their parents … Continue reading

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Rate Me Instagram! Instant Online Beauty Contests.

According to the Washington Post, the latest craze involves young girls around the ages of  12 to 13 posting photos of themselves and asking the sadly popular Internet question: “Hot or not?” The Post goes on to say that, ‘A quick look at … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall – The Selfie and the Psychological Impact on our Teens

The urbandictionary defines a Selfie as: ‘A picture taken of yourself and uploaded to Facebook, or other social media sites. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy or duck face or … Continue reading

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FaceWash cleans up FaceBook!

At some point, probably not long after your teen leaves his teenage years behind him, Nanna will learn how to use Facebook or his boss will send him a friend request. What to do?! Many post teens have been known to close their sites down … Continue reading

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New Privacy Settings on Facebook – Check them out!

Unless you know what you are looking for Facebook does not usually make it easy to find it! Recently Facebook has made changes to its Privacy Settings and you need to remind your teens to check their settings. There are two … Continue reading

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Hate your boss? Got a Hangover? Doing Drugs? – Embarrassing Facebook Posts Exposed!

A young 18-year-old named Callum Haywood who lives in Nottingham, England has created a website, called: “We know what you’re doing” and we think you should Stop! to reinforce, amongst his age group,  the very public and damaging nature of Facebook posts if … Continue reading

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Sexting – the Law

Over the past two years icybersafe.com has featured a number of articles about sexting, starting with the film ‘Megan sends a sext‘. Mostly we’ve focused on digital reputation and the fact that once a sext photo gets into the wild … Continue reading

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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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Mean Queen Tweens

My daughter is 11.  She came home yesterday and told me that 2 girls at her school were in trouble because they had said mean things to each other over the internet.  These girls had been best friends and now … Continue reading

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Mean Girls – My daughter is being bullied at School.

My daughter started Year 9 joyfully. She had two lovely friends and they were all together in the same class. They were estatic when they found that out last year. Then suddenly three weeks into this year she told me that she wanted to change schools. She … Continue reading

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Social Media Policy for Students

In 2012 Ivanhoe published its first Social Media Policy for Students. You can find it on this site under School Policies and it is also in Student diaries. Some years ago Schools began feverishly writing Cyberbullying Policies for their Students … Continue reading

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Cyber Backlash at First Love’s Break Up

The end of a first love is crushing – more soul destroying and more hurtful than almost any other.  As a teenager it can be excruciating, managing the feelings of rejection and feeling wounded and rebuffed. Teenagers’ emotional lives often … Continue reading

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“Am I pretty enough?”

  A new YouTube trend is leaving teens even more exposed. Girls and Boys video themselves seeking feedback on how others think they look. The videos are often headed, Am I ugly? or Do you think I am pretty? There are no … Continue reading

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Pinterest has Exploded! My Prediction? Teens will Fall Hopelessly in Love with it.

Surprise them. Know the latest in social media before they do!  The word is: teens are leaving Facebook for Pinterest. Pinterest lets you organize and share all things you find on the web that interest you such as Wedding Flowers or … Continue reading

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