You are not alone in trying to figure out whether news is real or fake—a recent study found that that a lot of teens have trouble telling the difference between … read more
Articles Tagged: internet safety
Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)
Media and technology are everywhere, and most of us use some form of it every day without even thinking about it. We use it for homework, to keep in touch … read more
I just turned 14 and am going to start high school. I have a lot of social media accounts (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, etc.), and am a little worried because there have been a lot of reports of cyberbullying at my new school. How can I make sure my accounts have the best privacy settings, so that what I share doesn’t get to people I don’t want seeing it?
One of the best ways to help ensure your privacy while using social media is to really know how the site or app works–watch their quick video tutorials, look at … read more
Many people know that identity theft is a national problem. However, did you know that identity theft is more common among kids, teenagers, and college students than any other age … read more
Does meeting someone on Tinder increase my chances or risk of getting STDs?
I’m 19 and going off to college in the fall. A bunch of my friends are on Tinder and I am too. But I have not met with anyone and … read more
My mom made a new rule that if I want to keep my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I have to add her as a friend and let her follow my posts, but I don’t really want to. What should I do?
It is hard to let parents into your social media life, especially when they change from less restrictive to more restrictive rules. Your mom probably made the decision because she … read more
The Basics What does the Internet look like? The internet is an enormous computer network made up of websites, services, and files. There is a huge amount of information and … read more
Evaluating Health Information Online
The internet is a major source of information about health, but just because the information is published online doesn’t mean that it’s reliable. Sometimes a website that looks trustworthy is based on … read more
How do I stay safe online?
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How much time should I spend on social media?
Online social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) are a fun way to keep in touch with friends and family, but if you’re having trouble logging off, there’s a good chance you’re spending way too much time on them. Take our quiz to find out if you should be concerned.