Consumer Family Safety

Teen Texting Slang (and Emojis) Parents Should Know

What adults call texting, kids call talking. They talk on their phones via chat, social comments, snaps, posts, tweets, and direct messages. And they are talking most of the time — tap, tap, tap — much like background music. In all this talking a language, or code, emerges just as ...

Family Safety

‘No One Likes You’: And the Other Hurtful Ways Kids Bully One Another Online

One of the most wounding things a young person can hear is “No one likes you.” Most likely because that one phrase sums up our deepest fears: The fear of rejection and the fear that somehow we may not ever measure up. And sadly, kids — bullying kids — use ...

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