Amy Summers


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A Teen Speaks-When did it become acceptable to post drunk antics on Facebook?

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A bad photo posted, an inappropriate message sent, a status containing enough spelling/grammar errors to bring my high school English teacher to tears; we’ve all been there during a big [...]

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A Teen Speaks: 10 Days Without Facebook

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Recently, I returned from spending ten days overseas. During this time, I had no internet, no phone reception and at times, no electricity, meaning that yes (shudder), I was without [...]

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A Teen Speaks: What does your profile picture really say about you?

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Choosing a profile picture is no easy task. We want something that actually represents us as people, right? I mean, just because you like your new kitten doesn’t mean you’d [...]

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A Teen Speaks: ‘Keyboard Warriors’ and How to Deal With Them

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The next time you have an issue or something confronting to say to someone, do yourself a favor and say it to their face. I promise it will be more [...]

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A Teen Speaks: How Accurate Are Our Online Profiles?

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My uncle uses online dating sites and us nieces are always the first to bombard him with questions, wanting all the juicy details. After his last date, the first thing [...]

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A Teen Speaks: The Internet Lacks a Delete Button

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There are some things that just shouldn’t be shared online. Surely love is something too personal to be posted alongside ‘Bad Luck Brian’ posts and Taylor Swift goat videos. Austin [...]

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A Teen Speaks – Why Students Love to Use Facebook at School

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The key to Facebook’s popularity is its ease of use. It makes communicating easy. We can easily share thoughts, ideas and photos with all of our friends and family members, [...]

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A Teen Speaks: Are Parents Driving Teens to Facebook Alternatives?

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Teenagers aren’t the only ones who have flocked to Facebook. The generation before us, our parents, have also turned to the social media great for communication, games and, of course, [...]

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A Teen Speaks: Friends, Foes and Facebook

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The meaning of the term "friend" has changed. On Facebook, we are almost as intimate with our enemies as we are our friends. We share statuses, photos and check-ins. We [...]

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A Teen Speaks: Should a Mother Use Wall Posts to Defend Her Child From Facebook Bullies?

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Are mothers the biggest keyboard warriors? A recent Facebook incident has me thinking that they just might be. There’s no denying that a child’s number one ally is their mother, [...]

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Teen Facebook Marriages — Congenial or Concerning?

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“Guess what, guys?” one of my friends said last week as they made their way into the circle of our group. “We’re married!” he said with a laugh, grabbing the [...]

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Facebook Addiction Disorder — The 6 Symptoms of F.A.D.

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“Okay, I admit it. I am truly addicted to Facebook,” said teenage blogger Heidi Barry-Rodriquez in 2007. In 2009, teen Neeka Salmasi described the social networking giant as being “like [...]

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A Teen Speaks: The Pros and Cons of Facebook

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Everything in the world has good and bad aspects, and that can definitely be said as true for the phenomenon that is Facebook. So now to the real question: is [...]

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A Teen Speaks: Real Friends Versus Facebook Friends

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Friend: it's a term flung around loosely in this day and age, especially among teenagers. It is used to desccribe the people on Facebook, even though some of them we [...]

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A Teen Speaks: Do We Even Want To See Who's Looking At Our Facebook Pages?

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It's one of the reasons why the social networking craze has reached mega proportions, modern teenagers would be lost without it and it is arguably the most beloved pastime of [...]