Related News: The Problem With Teens and Instagram

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Yahoo! Parenting published an article titled The Problem With Teens and Instagram.

Fran Walfish, PsyD, a Los Angles based child psychologist and author of The Self-Aware Parent, says parents should be wary of using age as a way to measure whether their kid is ready for a social media account. “First, the child needs to demonstrate that they’re responsible by respecting curfews, following bedtimes, and family rules and values,” Walfish tells Yahoo Parenting. “One son may be ready at 12-years-old, but his brother might not be ready till he’s 16. Independence needs to be earned, not given.”

Source: Yahoo! Parenting

Related News: Dear nature vandal: The Web wants you

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Dear nature vandal: The Web wants you.

One move that could get the vandal caught? Showcasing their “artwork” on social media.

Photos have surfaced in online hiking forums of what appears to be a woman painting graffiti in scenic locales. The art includes colorful images of faces in profile and is signed with the phrase “Creepytings 2014.” Images of the graffiti were apparently posted on Instagram.

Source: CNN

Related News: Teen ‘like’ and ‘FOMO’ anxiety

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Teen ‘like’ and ‘FOMO’ anxiety.

Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no.

That’s what happened when six teens and adolescents — five from New York and one from Los Angeles — got together recently for a unique weeklong workshop at the offices of SheKnows.com, a leading women’s lifestyle media platform.

The teens didn’t think that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, their go-to social networks, added much extra anxiety to their lives. But then the conversation turned to the importance of likes and the fear of missing out, also known by the acronym FOMO.

Source: CNN

Related News: After Fan With A Disability Was Bullied By Shaq, He Reminded Us All To ‘Hug, Don’t Judge’

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Huffington Post published an article titled After Fan With A Disability Was Bullied By Shaq, He Reminded Us All To ‘Hug, Don’t Judge’ .

Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal is facing sharp criticism from fans after posting a photo to his Instagram account making fun of Michigan-native Jahmel Binion, according to MLive.

The 23-year-old lives with ectodermal dysplasias, a rare condition that causes reduced ability to sweat, missing teeth and fine, sparse hair, according to the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias. At least one in 5,000-10,000 babies are born with the condition.

Source: Huffington Post

Related News: UAB suspends high school tours of anatomy lab after student’s ‘selfie’ with cadaver

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled UAB suspends high school tours of anatomy lab after student’s ‘selfie’ with cadaver.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is suspending high school field trip tours of its human anatomy lab in the wake of an incident this week in which a student was caught taking a “selfie” with a cadaver.

The photo was posted on Instagram after the Monday outing before outrage led to it being deleted.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Parents fight cyberbullying with lawsuit

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TODAY published an article titled Parents fight cyberbullying with lawsuit.

A Texas family is trying to fight cyberbullying in court.

Reymundo and Shellie Esquivel are filing a lawsuit this week against six of their teenage daughter’s schoolmates and their parents, alleging that the students created an Instagram account aimed at humiliating her and fellow classmates.

“When we opened up the web page on Instagram, we opened up Pandora’s box,” Shellie Esquivel told TODAY’s Janet Shamlian. “There was a picture of her and all these vulgar postings of her underneath the photograph.”

Source: TODAY

Related News: If You Make a Death Threat With Emojis, It’s Still Illegal

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Time NewsFeed published an article titled If You Make a Death Threat With Emojis, It’s Still Illegal.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a ransom note made of cut-out magazine letters or a simple pair of smartphone smiley faces—threatening someone with violence is totally illegal. Noisey writer Fletcher Babb found out the deadly power of emoji when a would-be drug dealer posted a dead face next to a gun in an Instagram blackmail.

Source: Time NewsFeed