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Over the past two days, news stories of the “Momo Challenge” have been rapidly spreading through the media. This has led to much misinformation, unclear understanding and concerned parents, professionals and teachers as well as frightened children. 

Sometimes I’m asked about legal issues related to technology. There can be many struggles with technology, social media, and crime. I’ve posted a new resources about legal issues and technology.

A parent emailed me asking if I thought the Lure app was appropriate for his 12 year old child. I did my research. Lure is a “Chat Fiction” app that allows the reader to follow a story told as if you were watching someone’s text message log.

Here is another release in our App Resource Guide for Adults. While Snapchat has a deceptive feel to it due to the disappearing messaging function, the messages/pictures/videos are not always inappropriate.

I’m excited to share a new resource! I’ve been working on this App Resource Guide for adults since December of last year. I’m kicking this resource off by sharing information about Instagram.

Working in a middle school, I often speak to youth who report being “bullied.” School counselors spend time looking at the scenarios and helping youth understand the difference between being rude, mean, and bullying.

Over the years, the mental health hashtags have evolved and are ever-changing. It’s difficult to keep up with all of the mental health hashtags as they are sometimes blocked on Instagram or other social media platforms, but when certain hashtags become blocked, others come to life to replace them.

I often hear fears about the latest online “challenge” that the kids are doing. But many times, they aren’t real or are not as reported.

One of my roles is working with youth in local schools. I check in with the at-risk students and try to encourage, support, and guide them. I also help to identify unhealthy digital relationships.

I’m sure many of us are telling our kids not to send nudes, but are we telling them not to request them equally?