After the death of Phoebe Prince, moms everywhere are wondering how to talk to their kids (bullies and victims) about cyberbullying. While the actual behavior isn't much different from traditional schoolyard bullying, the different medium makes the consequences far more severe, widespread and painful.
Even with recent cyberbullying-related suicides receiving national attention, teens continue to use the Internet to harass, embarrass and even make threats against peers. Their reasons include being able to taunt even the "cool kids" -- but what's most shocking is, they don't think they'll get caught!
After my 10-second spot on the "Today" show discussing "trolling" and Internet behaviors, the Internet that I try to keep safe came back to bite me in the butt.
Keri McMullen and Kurt Pendleton left a status update on Facebook Saturday night that said they wouldn't be home because they were going to a concert. That night, they were robbed by a Facebook "friend" -- and it was all caught on tape.
Imagine a world where you never had to leave your house to hook up with a complete stranger ... Wait: No need to imagine it, we're already living it!
A recent momlogic survey uncovered some interesting yet not surprising results: Teens are sexting, and parents didn't have a clue! Here are some of the results -- and tips on how to talk to your kids about it.
Are you talking about sexting with your teen? If not, you need to. Now. The behavior is dangerous and has long-term consequences for your children. Do you know what your teen is up to? Don't be taken by surprise -- it's time to take the Momlogic Sexting Challenge.