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Friday, August 26, 2022

Videos to teach other teens about social media, technology, and adolescent brain development.

UNC-Chapel Hill PSYC 180 students created these videos to teach other teens about social media, technology, and adolescent brain development. #schoolcounseling

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Parent’s Guide to TikTok

TikTok is an entertainment platform that lets people create and share short videos. People love using the platform’s tools, filters, and special effects to combine video, music, and graphics into funny sketches, informational videos, and creative shorts. The app’s users often emphasize quirkiness and novelty, and in that respect, TikTok is helping expand the creative frontier of the internet.

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Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

Sextortion Plots Target Teens, Especially Boys 14-17

The FBI has reported a “huge increase” in sextortion scams targeting young people, both from strangers and people they know. Read how to prevent it and recover from it in ConnectSafely's new Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Digital Reputation and Cyberbullying Presentation

Information technology in general, and social networking in particular, affords us tremendous power for communicating and collaborating seemingly at the speed of thought. In a matter of moments, the boundaries between our personal and professional lives can become blurred and the consequences grave. This presentation will help kids to be more intentional about the development and management of their online reputation.

Parents Level Up on Monitoring Their Kids’ Video Games


Parents Level Up on Monitoring Their Kids’ Video Games
Written by Patricia E. Vance, President, ESRB

AUGUST 11, 2021
Every year ESRB conducts a survey to see whether parents are aware of and use the many tools we provide to help them manage their kids’ video game experiences. This is a great opportunity for us to gain a better understanding of how parents use ESRB-assigned age and content ratings, implement household rules, set parental controls, and more. While the country tries to open back up and find a new “normal,” we found many similarities to last year’s survey results as parents take their knowledge about the video games their kids play to the next level.
The latest survey results indicate several key trends.
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Are Youth Sexting Rates Still on the Rise? A Meta-analytic Update


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