What Parents and Kids Should Know About Selfies

Young blonde woman taking a photo of herself in a park on a sunny day

With words such as “selfie” and “hashtag” added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this year, it’s obvious online interactions have made a significant impact on modern culture. And according to Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist and director of the Media Psychology Research Center in Newport Beach, California, social media is here to stay – whether people like the selfie culture or not.

(Excerpt from Hannah Webster’s article in US News and World Report- Read the rest of the article here.)

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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