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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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social networking and the stolen identity

keeping your teens safe from other teens

Here's the Problem

A parent called me because her daughter was getting blamed for bad-mouthing kids on Facebook. It turns out that her daughter had not signed up for Facebook. Someone else—a “friend” of this girl—had created a page “in her name.” The friend thought it would be funny to set up a fake Facebook page using her friend's name and bad-mouth kids without having to take personal responsibility for it. Thank God the mom and dad were great detectives and doggedly pursued Facebook and local authorities to help them figure out who was responsible. But the damage ...

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