This Week in Social Media News For Parents

Stories for the week ending 5/27/2016


Is your teen thinking about having a party? You might want to warn her about the dangers of posting the details on Facebook.

Facebook party invitation leads to teens barricaded in bedroom


snapchat-logoIt starts early. A 14-year old New York boy has been charged with using Snapchat and Facetime to sexually extort girls at his middle school. As a parent, this is scary.

Manhattan boy, 14, arrested for sexually bullying girls over Snapchat, FaceTime


A teenage high school student in Florida reportedly had sex with multiple students on school grounds, which is bad. At least one of the students recorded some of the encounters on Snapchat, which is worse. Videos like that tend to get around – quickly.

Florida student caught having sex with up to 25 male students in school toilets on Snapchat


Here’s a strange one: A former college football star and hometown hero was hired as football coach at a Minnesota high school. He was ordered to talk to his players about how what he did was wrong. Days later, the job offer was rescinded after it was discovered that he liked and followed a porn account on Twitter. He says it was an accident. We say the whole thing stinks.

Rickey Foggie not giving up on Eagan football job after ‘accidental follow’ on Twitter led to resignation


twitter-logoA tech industry worker – a female – was being repeatedly harassed on Twitter. She feared for her safety and that of her daughter, and reported the harasser to Twitter. In the end, Twitter gave her home address to the bully. Here’s how it happened.

Twitter sent a woman’s address to the man who was harassing her after she filed a complaint


It seems like the whole world is watching ISIS supporters. In Europe, they are also outing the location of their social media posts.

ISIS supporters geolocated by citizen journalists after coordinated image campaign


We don’t know what to make of this. An obviously high achieving high school student from Alabama claims to have graduated with a 4.56 GPA and $2.8 million in scholarships. She posted just that on Twitter. The reaction was mixed, to put it kindly.

Twitter Users are Shaming This High School Valedictorian for Earning $2.8 Million in Scholarships


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