This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. A new mom, Budzey decided that a visit to Bare Oaks should go on her bucket list. So on one beautiful summer day when the weather was just right, she packed up her then five-month-old son and made the trip. I was hooked.
How to Deal with Catching Your Teen Sexting: 14 Steps
Anya Kamenetz. Yassiry Gonzalez goes to bed early. But often she wakes up around 1 or 2 in the morning. And from then on, sometimes all the way through dawn, the New York City high school student is on her phone — on FaceTime with close friends, or looking through Instagram. And on the weekends? No sleep.
Nancy Jo Sales interviewed more than teenage girls about their social media and Internet habits while researching her book American Girls. Knopf hide caption. Social media and dating apps are putting unprecedented pressures on America's teen girls, author Nancy Jo Sales says.
A recent survey by Commonsense Media found that about half of teenagers feel addicted to their cellphones, and even more of their parents agree. The sheer number and variety of ways to communicate and share digitally are both vexing and sobering for parents, particularly if they have tweens and teens. And parents are rightly concerned about the possibilities of missteps in the internet age: embarrassing messages and posts kept alive forever, predators and identity thieves, even the threat of criminal prosecution for youthful mistakes. Our children are comfortable exploring the new digital world. This leads to a lot of confusion, and I am often consulted on the best way to deal with challenging situations involving the internet and social media.