Guest Post: Tips on How to Make This A Productive and Successful Semester

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Dasha has been working at Green Ivy for several years, and is a thoughtful and popular instructor. She is finishing up her requirements for being an EMT, and has been taking additional courses since graduating from Stanford in her quest to apply to medical school. Below she shares her three tips for helping students begin … Continue reading

Green Ivy Weekly Update: November 9th, 2015

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Category: Social Networking

Greetings!   It’s a rainy, gloomy morning in San Francisco – the perfect morning to write and be productive. Last week, I spoke with a terrific group of dads on Social Media Wellness, and in some ways they were one of my all-time favorite audiences. During my talk, they were all completely engaged, and not … Continue reading

How are the Latest Social Media Trends Hurting Our Kids?

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

Messages that supposedly disappear after ten seconds.  Forums that allow users to post comments anonymously.  “Selfies.” How are some of the latest social media trends really affecting our kids?  My piece on these app features is in the Huffington Post.  Click here to view the article and share it, or read the excerpt below:  The … Continue reading

What Is a Text Bomb?

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

I talk to schools, parents and students quite a bit about social-media use and the results of cyber-bullying on social media.  There have been far too many negative effects of online cruelty, including the seventh grader in Florida who jumped to her death after being tormented online. As more apps become available each day, we … Continue reading

Does Social Media Affect College Admissions Decisions? Uh, YES. Some simple tips

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Category: College Corner, College Counseling, NY Times articles, Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

Long ago, before parents were allowed on Facebook, and before Twitter/Tumblr/Snapchat/Ask.fm, I was interviewed for this NYTimes piece entitled, “For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Resume.”  It was all about my experience looking up a young woman I was supposed to interview on Facebook (just to see what she looked like) and finding out all sorts … Continue reading

A Positive Step Towards Cyberbullying Awareness

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

I often talk to parents, teachers and students about the stress from social media sites, as technology becomes more ubiquitous in today’s society.  There are too many stories these days about students who commit suicide because they were bullied online, many times from anonymous sources on sites such as Ask.fm. It doesn’t seem like there … Continue reading