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Organization for Social Media Safety & D.A.R.E. International Announce New Collaboration

Students Across the Country Will Receive Lessons On Growing Social Media-Related Dangers Like Cyberbullying, Sexting and Human Trafficking Los Angeles — With social media use surging among tweens and teens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organization for Social Media Safety and D.A.R.E. International have announced a groundbreaking collaboration to teach essential social…

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Organization for Social Media Safety & D.A.R.E. International Announce New Collaboration

Anonymous Apps: What Parents Need To Know

Unfortunately, apps that allow anonymous messaging between teens are seeing a resurgence.  In recent weeks, the anonymous app NGL has exceeded 15 million installs.  Parents, and teens, need to be aware of the real danger of anonymous messaging. While the mechanics of various anonymous messaging apps can differ, the concept is consistent.  These apps allow…

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DEEPFAKES AND FAKE NEWS POSE A GROWING THREAT TO DEMOCRACY, EXPERTS WARN

April 1, 2022News@Northeastern One of the most problematic uses of the technology is when an individual’s likeness, typically a woman’s, is manipulated and put on a sexually explicit video, making it appear as if the individual they are targeting is participating in the sexual activity, says Marc Berkman, the executive director of the Organization for…

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Social Media & Drugs: What Parents Need To Know

Sammy Chapman was an amazing kid, sweet, funny, curious, and an A student. His parents Sam and Laura worked hard to keep him away from dangerous people and places. But, like most parents, they had no idea that drug dealers were preying on their children using social media platforms. And they had no idea illegal,…

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Social Media & Drugs: What Parents Need To Know

Threats of School Violence

This week, you may have heard about a so-called “National Day of School Violence” threat being spread on social media.   Reportedly, the threats originated on the social media platform TikTok, though that has not definitively been established.   Regardless, posts about the threats spread quickly over social media causing worry across the country and even forcing some schools to shut…

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Threats of School Violence

Time to Get Serious About Social Media Safety

Big Social Media has had a particularly rough two months of press. Almost daily, articles have graced the front pages of newspapers highlighting grave social media-related dangers affecting our families.  We hope that parents and educators do not become overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of these reports, but rather that all this evidence serves as…

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Time to Get Serious About Social Media Safety

Cyberbullying: 6 Reasons Why It’s Common

Of the many social media-related dangers that affect our children, cyberbullying is one of the most common and concerning.  We have found that about 40% of 5th graders self-report having been cyberbullied via social media, with year-to-year increases as students age.  Cyberbullying victims can suffer short and long-term mental health and even physical effects.  Of highest concern, cyberbullied students…

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Cyberbullying: 6 Reasons Why It’s Common

Is Social Media Actually Dangerous for Kids?

Just Listen to Facebook’s Own Research If you are looking at our website, you likely agree with the proposition that social media is dangerous for children.  But in case you might be wavering in that conclusion or if you find yourself in a conversation with a friend or colleague who dismisses these concerns as paranoia, please take…

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Is Social Media Actually Dangerous for Kids?