social networking

Facing up to Facebook bullying

Angela Shanahan | 23 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: cyber-bullying, Facebook, social networking
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.

Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles

Reynaldo Rivera | 08 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: cyber-bullying, social networking, values
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.

Using time well in a networked world

Kevin de Souza | 17 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: family time, silence, social networking
While everyone may be getting a smartphone, not all are getting smarter.

Social networking 101 for parents

Manuel Villalobos | 10 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescents, digital citizenship, social networking
One of the burning questions of our time: why is social networking so compelling for young people?

Tech savvy kids use social networks more carefully

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, parenting, social networking
Young people who use social networking websites habitually are more likely to use them critically, according to research conducted in Spain. Parents may have more to worry about when their children aimlessly browse social networks.

Who was missing from the March for Life?

Sheila Liaugminas | 29 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: March for Life, Planned Parenthood, Roe v. Wade, smartphones for life, social networking, text and tweet for life, young pro-lifers
The news media. Last year Newsweek tried to claim young women were the ones missing. That fallacy exposed, they tried just ignoring it this year. So did most other big outlets. But media blackouts don’t work anymore. Except to marginalize the media…

“One born every minute”

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth, social networking, United Kingdom
“There’s one born every minute” -- so the snide saying goes. But a British television channel has turned it to a positive use.

Parents challenged by cyberbullying

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cyberbullying, social networking, teenagers
Cyberbullying. The New York Times has a whole series of long articles about it. Evidently it is a problem we can’t ignore.

Facebook birthdays: taking the easy way out

Katie Hinderer | 22 October 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: social networking

Generation text: always talking, but what’s the goal?

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: friendship, social networking, texting
As young people turn increasingly to texting and instant messaging to communicate with their friends, psychologists worry that they are missing out on the intimacy and depth of friendship that face-to-face communication allows, reports the New York Times.

Facebook and privacy: less is better

Matt W. Bowman | 03 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Facebook, privacy, social networking
Making the Web social by default would be a vaccine against Internet Tough Guy Syndrome.

Once upon a wall…

Maria Olaguera | 03 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Facebook, social networking
If I can’t get a job that involves using my social medium of choice, writing about it is the next best thing.

A believer’s heart in a digital world

Sheila Liaugminas | 27 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Digital communications, Pope Benedict XVI, social networking, technology
Cyberspace can be so cold. And impersonal. That, in spite of the glut of humans interacting digitally. That's why Italian bishops called a congress on technology, and the pope called on them to show some heart and soul...

Students admit: ‘I’m addicted to my cellphone’

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: addiction, media, social networking
People often speak loosely about youths being “addicted” to their cellphones or iPods but research carried out at the University of Maryland had students using the word themselves when they wrote about how they felt while abstaining from all media for a day.

Facing up to grown-up responsibilities

Alex Perrottet | 13 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Facebook, privacy, social networking
Facebook has 400 million users. How responsible is it for the behaviour of its growing number of vandals and thugs?

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