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Look But Can’t Touch

August 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I could hear my son singing and playing his guitar in his bedroom one evening. The only thing strange about that scenario was that he had closed his bedroom door. Just weeks away from his 13th birthday, the door closing had begun.
So naturally I opened the door to find out why it was closed: standard [...]

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Tags: Puberty · Relationships · Technology · Uncategorized · friends · social media

Girls Control The Boy Puppets

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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On the weekend I learned that girls determine the pairings when you’re 12 or 13 and wearing your relationship trainer wheels.
A 12-year-old boy, on the sideline of my son’s rugby match, filled me in on the gameplay. Apparently the boys stand there like naive ducks, hoping a girl (any girl) will like them. The girls [...]

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Tags: Body Image · Relationships · Self-esteem · sex · social media

Facebook Stalking

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Above: Nona Belomesoff, 18, of Cecil Hills is missing after meeting up with Facebook strangers. Source
A teenage girl disappeared on Wednesday, May 12 after meeting up with two men she was introduced to on Facebook, according to news reports. Nona Belomesoff allegedly met her new Facebook friends at Leumeah in Sydney’s south-west and hasn’t been [...]

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Tags: Media · Strangers · social media