Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Every Parent Should Know About Formspring: The New Cyberscourge for Teens « Rachel Simmons

What Every Parent Should Know About Formspring: The New Cyberscourge for Teens
BY RACHEL SIMMONS | MARCH 29TH, 2010 | 79 COMMENTS
Last week, a Long Island high school senior committed suicide, and the website Formspring.me is suspected as a cause. Yet most parents don’t even know it exists. Formspring is the latest cyberscourge for teens. It lets you open an account and allows your anonymous audience – usually your classmates – to communicate with brutal honesty. By which I mean breathtaking cruelty.


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