Technology and Teens: Handling the Negative Effects

As parents it’s hard to handling the negative effects of technology with our teens. It can’t be denied that technology offers us a lot of great things. We can have products delivered to our homes, speak with friends on the other side of the planet and find information about anything within a few seconds. It also can’t be denied that having constant access to nonstop information has changed us, and many will argue that it isn’t a good change. This is more than just a teen issue, but since children are the future, it’s something...

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Sexy Social-Media Photos: Not as Attractive as Our Young Women Think?

Are you concerned that your teenage daughter is posting sexy pictures on social-media sites? You have a good reason to be. Not only is this practice exposing her to potentially dangerous predators, but it could also make her less attractive in the eyes of her peers. A study by Oregon State University has determined that young women who post sexy photos on social-media sites are viewed as less competent and attractive by their female peers. However, it’s also a well-known fact that our girls are under a lot of pressure to look sexy...

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Miss Teen USA Sextortion: Is Your Child Being Watched on Webcam?

Parents often fear for the safety of their children when it comes to the Internet, and it seems like every day we learn of a new horror that we must try to protect them from. On top of the already existing danger presented by sexual predators, bullies and identity thieves, we now have to worry about hackers changing the settings on our computers and using our own webcams against us. This is something that Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf unfortunately learned about the hard way. A Terrifying Realization Life was going great for Cassidy until she...

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Reality Television: Is it Getting too “Real” for Your Kids?

Influence of Reality Television Shows   Do you have a child that watches reality television? Have you ever asked yourself how much it could be affecting his or her reality? A recent study by the Girl Scouts Research Institute found that the majority of young girls who watch shows like MTV’s “Jersey Shore” believe the content is based on real life. You already know that a lot of these shows depict young people drinking and getting into fights. What sort of influence is this having on our kids? Differing Views on Reality...

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Is Facebook Destroying Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem?

Social Media Effects on Teen Self-Esteem If you have a daughter who is constantly glued to Facebook, you have a good reason to be concerned. Social media has done a lot of wonderful things for the world, from helping families stay connected to allowing people to find professional and recreational opportunities they might not have known about otherwise. At the same time, studies are showing that these websites might also have a very negative effect. 1. Social Media is Often Used for Bullying You’ve probably already heard many stories in...

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It’s Halloween! Girls! This Isn’t An Invitation To Show Your Body!

Yikes Girls! When did Halloween turned into a holiday to show off your body and be sexy? Parents, watch what your teenage girls are wearing for Halloween. Help them be creative without having look slutty! I was in a Halloween store the other day with a friend and we were shocked to see that there wasn’t one costume for girls that wasn’t sexy. Really? Girls want to be notice and to get notice at Halloween, you can’t go as a pumpkin, right? How many guys are going to talk to a pumpkin, when there is a sexy witch in the same...

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