Who hasn't sent a text or email to the wrong person? Who hasn't posted something online they later regretted or seen something in their feed that made them uncomfortable? These are difficult moments for people, no matter their age, and it's natural to be unsure what to do. But the most common advice young people get about social media is usually limited to "Think before you send" and "Once you post something, it’s always there." These clichés may be true, but they don’t help young people address the situation they're in.

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  • About the Author:

    Rosalind Wiseman is the founder of Cultures of Dignity. All of her work is based on the belief that young people’s experiences are important but often discounted and that adults often give young people advice without listening to them first. She is the author of the New York Times’ bestsellers, Queen Bees & Wannabeswhich was turned into the movie Mean Girls, and Masterminds & WingmenShe is also the author of The Guide (which is being developed into a movie with the help of a teen advisory board)and the young adult novel, Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. In the fall of 2016, she published the Owning Up Curriculuma social emotional learning curriculum that she wrote in collaboration with middle and high school students.