What Does “Good Digital Citizenship” Look Like For Teens?
Just like in the real world, everyone in the online world belongs to a community. The problem is that, at first, we are all a part of the same community when it comes to being online. From there, we separate into gamers, Facebook groups, and other communities that meet our interests.
Are College Admissions Counselors Looking At Social Media?
It is an exciting time for juniors and seniors in high school to start thinking about college and finding the perfect college for them. Most teens hear from parents, “be careful what you post online because colleges look at this when you send in your application.” Some teens might shrug it off, but others listen. And those parents are correct!
The Dark Side Of Sharing Photos On The Internet
There are currently over 3.7 billion people on the internet today, and around 40 percent of the world has access to the internet. The world is no longer a large place; without realizing it, we are more connected than we have ever been before. This is why it is so important to be conscious of images we share on the internet.
How Technology Is Disrupting Creativity
It is extremely difficult to be bored in today’s society. This is because we are constantly using distractions like texting, emails, social media, notifications, games, the news, and tweets. There is always something to distract us at the time we are “bored.” However, when was the last time you or your family was actually bored? We mean like “reorganizing the whole kitchen just because” bored. It’s probably been a long time! With the rise of technology, our creativity is slowly being killed off, and technology doesn’t solve all our boredom problems.
Be Smart About Sarahah
A new app that has become a mass trend among teens is Sarahah. The name of the app comes from the Arabic word “honesty.” The app allows people to anonymously leave comments on a person’s home page. With the most recent Snapchat update, Sarahah became linked up, allowing users to pin links to pictures and post those links on their stories. Then, all people have to do is slide up on the post and open the link to leave a comment. The app was originally designed to be an outlet for office workers to give and receive anonymous feedback in the office without having the fear of their bosses’ retribution. Now, teens have gained an interest in the app.
Choose Ghost Mode in SnapChat
In its most recent update, Snapchat provided the “Snap Maps” feature in which users can see the locations of all of their friends. Though to some this might be a fun feature, it is quite controversial.
Finding Self-Worth Outside of Social Media
We get caught up in the nitty-gritty of social media; however, what many of us forget is that social media is NOT real.
A Survivalist Brain In A 21st Century World
The human brain is really cool, but it doesn’t understand the world of technology just yet.
How I Found Myself
Things never work out exactly how you expect them to. There is always a moment when something clicks and you realize that maybe you were wrong… or maybe you were right. Maybe things change for the better or the worse, but maybe, things just flip.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All
If you’re like me you gotta catch ‘em all. The brand new craze is Pokémon GO, and the team at SGS is loving it. The idea of the game is to get people up and active to find all the Pokémon they can. No more playing from the comfort of your own home – the game is fun, gets people up and active, and has many exciting and fun features, in which you can hunt, farm, battle, and win Pokémon prizes.