Jump to navigation Skip navigation. A year-old Minnesota girl is fighting criminal charges that have the potential to destroy her future, including her ability to obtain housing, to enroll in college programs, and even to pursue some career paths. Her case does not involve harm to others.
By Naomi Fry. In recent years, on Instagram and in fashion magazines, a girl-centric aesthetic has taken hold. Young photographers such as Petra CollinsOlivia Bee, and Mayan Toledano have been capturing the private rites and practices of adolescents—in school, at parties, on road trips, alone in their bedrooms.
D uring the past year my youngest morphed from child to teenager. Down came the posters of adorable puppies and the drawings from art class; up went the airbrushed faces of Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet. CDs of Le Ann Rimes and Paula Cole appeared mysteriously, along with teen fan magazines featuring glowering movie and rock-and-roll hunks with earrings and threatening names like Backstreet Boys.
Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Keep in mind that no app poses a danger in and of itself, but many do provide kids with an opportunity to make, ahem, bad choices. Sometimes when it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's really not a duck. Such is the case with Audio Manager, an app that has nothing to do with managing your teen's music files or controlling the volume on his smartphone and everything to do with him hiding things like nude photos from you.
Clicking on an attachment in an email that I thought was from my insurance company led me to a disturbing discovery. Logging on past her kitten screensaver, I took a peek at her history and there tucked between Pinterest searches for dance costumes and school-related websites was OKCupid. My year-old daughter had a profile on a dating website.
As a forensic examiner assigned to a regional computer crime unit, I've conducted hundreds of cases involving teens, sexting, Snapchat and outright wreckless behavior. Every case the parents were horrified by what their son or daughter was up too. Get informed, monitor and check.
By Amanda Lenhart. At the same time the level of adoption has been growing, the capacity of these cell phones has also changed dramatically. Many teens now use their phones not just for calling, but also to access the internet and to take and share photos and videos.
Skip to Content. It's official: Facebook isn't cool. Though some teens still use it, they prefer to use a variety of apps to connect, curate, and capture their lives in different ways.
Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world.