Tag: Center on Media and Child Health
So my nudes (pics) are getting shown everywhere and I can’t tell my parents about it, so what do I do, please help me!!Updated 17 December 2018 under Ask Us.
One of the reasons it’s important not to post anything online that you wouldn’t want your grandma to see, is because nothing that you post or send online is ever […]Read more »
My boyfriend and I started dating about a week ago, and last night while we were on the phone he asked me to make him bigger, then he sent me a bad picture. It really upset me. I am also asexual, and he knew that! What should I do?Updated 2 August 2018 under Ask Us.
How you communicate in relationships is important, and can be difficult, especially when they are new. If your boyfriend is sending you pictures or images that make you upset or […]Read more »
I know so many people who have 800 or so followers on Instagram, I also know that they have only met about 50 of those people in person. Having a bunch of people who I don’t know look at my photos makes me uncomfortable, but I feel bad if I only have 50 followers when everyone else has hundreds, any suggestions?Updated 5 June 2018 under Ask Us.
You are doing a wonderful job of listening to your conscious (that inner voice/gut feeling) and allowing it to direct you away from sharing your pictures with complete strangers online. […]Read more »
How can I understand politics and the news more? How can I tell if it is real or fake news?Updated 21 April 2017 under Ask Us.
You are not alone in trying to figure out whether news is real or fake—a recent study found that that a lot of teens have trouble telling the difference between […]Read more »
Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)Updated 16 April 2021 under Health Guides.
Media and digital technology are everywhere, and most of us use some form of it every day without even thinking about it. We use it to do homework, to keep […]Read more »
I just turned 14 and am going to start high school. I have a lot of social media accounts (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, etc.), and am a little worried because there have been a lot of reports of cyberbullying at my new school. How can I make sure my accounts have the best privacy settings, so that what I share doesn’t get to people I don’t want seeing it?Updated 4 September 2015 under Ask Us.
One of the best ways to help ensure your privacy while using social media is to really know how the site or app works–watch their quick video tutorials, look at […]Read more »
I spend a lot of time texting with my friends. Is it possible to be addicted to texting?Updated 13 August 2015 under Ask Us.
Texting is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but since it is a less intimate form of communication, there can be drawbacks. You may feel […]Read more »
Does meeting someone on Tinder increase my chances or risk of getting STDs?Updated 15 July 2015 under Ask Us.
I’m 19 and going off to college in the fall. A bunch of my friends are on Tinder and I am too. But I have not met with anyone and […]Read more »
My mom made a new rule that if I want to keep my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I have to add her as a friend and let her follow my posts, but I don’t really want to. What should I do?Updated 17 June 2015 under Ask Us.
It is hard to let parents into your social media life, especially when they change from less restrictive to more restrictive rules. Your mom probably made the decision because she […]Read more »
Someone from my high school committed suicide last week. I didn’t know her very well, but we were Facebook friends. Her posts were always so upbeat and happy, and I had no idea she was even depressed. What did I miss?Updated 13 May 2015 under Ask Us.
You may not have missed anything—it can be hard to truly “know” someone, especially when the only access you have to them is through social media, like Facebook. Because social […]Read more »