Tag: Social Media

What if it’s More Than Addiction: Are Youth Emotionally Attached to Their Smartphones?

  Post by Natasha Parent, Graduate student in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture Program at the University of British Columbia. Author of: “Moving beyond addiction: An attachment theory framework for understanding young adults’ relationships with their smartphones” Although this blog and website is primarily focused on the issue of cyberbullying, there are other topics relevant to kids and…

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Parent’s Guide to “Sockpuppets”

Imagine your teenager tweets something about #MeToo. Another Twitter user doesn’t like what your teenager tweeted. They send a nasty direct message. Suddenly, your teenager is inundated with harassing messages from a bunch of different users. They all look new and have the default silhouette avatar picture. It’s like your teenager is being attacked by…

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