Parents, you need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and are readily available to your children.
And, if you are reading this as a young person or young adult who thinks I am being condescending, tough.
You don’t need to be extroverted to be a great conversationalist; you need to care about other people.
You need to trust that you will find other people interesting because you are a curious, engaged person.
Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.
I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
But there is no way to grow without being awkward at first, so try it.
I am not going to go on a long rant about immorality or express my true feelings about the class of a person it takes to create certain apps for monetary gain, all the while knowing full well that children can and will fall victim while using those apps; instead, I am going to stick with the matter at hand.
For example, “Most socially confident people deliberately learn specific skills, like understanding the predictable format of a conversation with new people, and focusing on the topic rather than on how one is being perceived,” according to Erika Casriel, writing in Psychology Today.
So I found someone who is in this situation a lot, and actually gets paid for it: Moira Gunn, author of the book Welcome to Biotech Nation.
Yes, the scientists are extremely smart, but Gunn says the hard part is to get them to the point where they are talking about something comprehensible.
“This is not about all the science someone needs to know.