Young writers are hoping to grab the attention of young readers with the launch of Figment, a site for teen novelists. Credit: Getty"Represent," a novel by Maggie Halickman, is 7,700 words long and takes about ... 39 minutes to read? Whoa! ...Would Shakespeare have posted "Hamlet" online?
Facebook may be to blame for breathing problems. Credit: CorbisIf you've got asthma, you'd better think twice before you log in to Facebook. That's right, folks. In a letter published today in The Lancet, one of the world's most prestigious me...A jilted teen couldn't breathe when he checked out his ex's profile.
You may be shocked by your daughter's online image. Credit: Getty ImagesThe time your teenage daughter spends on social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter may be causing identity confusion, as her online persona probably por...She may be all sweet and smart at home, but on Facebook, your teen wants to be known as sexy and funny.
"The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" is no longer available on Amazon. Credit: AmazonWhen Catherine Connors clicked on a link in a friend's Twitter stream Wednesday afternoon, she found herself looking at a guide to enjoying pedophilia. ...When one mom clicked on a link in a friend's Twitter stream Wednesday afternoon, she found herself looking at a guide to enjoying pedophilia.
Is it time for your kid to go on a social media diet? Credit: Dan Kitwood, Getty ImagesIt's a parenting strategy for the social media age. A mom in South Carolina offered her college-age daughter $300 to abstain from Facebook for one month, a...Student goes on Facebook cleanse for cold hard cash.
Watch how much personal information you're giving away online. Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty ImagesBefore reading the rest of this article, would you mind answering a few simple questions? What's your home address and telephone number? ...Online companies don't really need to know your home address and work schedule.
Maybe teachers should keep their relationships with kids offline. Credit: The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld/APLet's face it, there's a certain creep factor when you think your teenage daughter is exchanging photos, news feeds and friend requests on...Sorry, kids, schools don't want you to friend, poke or comment on your teachers' Facebook pages.
Could you survive a Facebook blackout? Credit: Photo illustration by Chris Jackson, Getty ImagesWhat's it like to go cold turkey on Facebook? Do you get the DTs? Is there a detox program for that? One higher education institution is abou...The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg, Pa., is enforcing a week-long social media blackout this week for all students who live on campus, National Public Radio reports.
Study shows kids are unfriending parents to avoid public embarrassment. Credit: CorbisDrat. They figured it out. Many young people already suspect that parents stay awake all night dreaming up new and sadistic ways of driving their kids feath...
Let's face it: Most teenagers are germ bags. In fact, if you're going to describe them as bags of anything, suggesting they are full of germs is one of the more benign alternatives. Likewise, when you're speaking about their parents, ther...
Parents doing back-to-school shopping are showing stores the money. Credit: Steven Senne, APIn what might be a positive sign for the economy, parents in a national survey say they plan to spend more this year on back-to-school clothing and supp...
There is a little girl named Layla Grace who died yesterday. She had cancer, and I followed this 2-year-old's downward spiral from the time she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma 10 months ago. Layla Grace was not my neighbor. She was not my child...
Maybe your mother was right. If you don't have something nice to say, perhaps you shouldn't say it all, at least not on Facebook. As recent incidents have illustrated, school disputes are being played out on the social networking site, and at le...
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