Coaches, Student Athletes, and the Misuse of Social Media

With each new year, coaches are increasingly dealing with the challenges of social media. This can include inappropriate, unethical, and even illegal student-athlete conduct directly or indirectly related to their online communications. Recently, some schools are even mandating that informal or formal monitoring of students takes place by coaches, but…

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Are Social Networks Causing Loneliness Among Teens?

In the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media networks, we have learned to connect with people from all walks of life. While it might seem like social networking is bringing people together, it is now less clear. Interacting on social media was first seen as a…

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A Teen’s Thoughts on Social Media

I get a chance to meet and hang out with a lot of youth as I help schools educate their faculty, staff, and students about promoting positive teen technology use. With some, I’ve developed a friendship and have met their parent(s), and it has provided me a sounding board off…

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