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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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a scary story

the misuse of smartphones

Here's the Problem

The curse and the gift of a smartphone is that it can do so many things and function in so many ways. The video camera that lives in a smartphone is fantastic for capturing a spontaneous memorable moment that otherwise would have been lost. In the hands of a responsible person who understands the boundaries of privacy and what's appropriate to share, having access to video making is a gift. If you're an impulsive teen who lacks the maturity and judgment needed to protect other people from humiliation, a smartphone can be a curse.

Why It's a Problem

A dad shared this story with me. He ...

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