Have Kids Create Strong Passwords

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Mom! My Instagram account just got hacked. Whoever took it over is sending all of these nasty photos to all of my friends. How could this have happened?” cried the girl. The mother came over to her daughter and asked, “Well, let’s just see if we can’t get into your account and change the password to stop any further damage from occurring. What is your…

Social Media Advice for Parents of Teens

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The 13 year old was glued to her smartphone as her fingers rapidly tapped out a message to her followers. She could then be seen scrolling through a variety of pictures and occasionally stopping to click a “Like” button. Her parents knew that their daughter could be on her phone for several hours doing this if they let her. They were getting concerned about her…

Developing a Sense of Privacy

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Please mom! All of the other girls in my grade already have an account. I am missing out on everything,” pleaded the girl. The mother was torn on whether to let her 12 year old daughter have an Instagram account. She knew that most of her daughter’s classmates were on Instagram and that is where they tended to hang out and socialize. It was so…

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