Speaking in coded language has been used for years by teenagers trying to hide something, or communicating in their own way. The sudden growth of the online world allowed for more terms to appear and spread more quickly, creating a more universal, viral, version of the teen slang that’s been around for years.
What is ooVoo? ooVoo is a video chat app: it lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts. To register, you can either set up an account on the app directly or sign up using an existing Facebook account. It’s free to download and is compatible with most devices, including Amazon Fire Phone, Android Smartphone, Android Tablet, […]
My child uses Tinder – now what? We often assume the online dating world is strictly adults only, but as it turns out this isn’t always the case. Because credit cards are normally age-restricted, paid dating services are fairly effective at keeping out underage users – but lots of dating sites and apps are free and don’t […]
Adolescents are arguably the most stereotyped age group in our society. From Kevin the Teenager to shop signs that ask for no more than three teenagers in shops at any one time, there is a view of adolescents as a different breed: uncommunicative and unmotivated.
The issue of consent has recently been in the news: Cambridge University is considering introducing classes on consent after a high number of students reported experiencing assault, harassment and unwelcome touching. In the US, dozens of universities are under federal investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases. Sexual violence is a horrific problem and […]