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An interesting new book for teens and their parents is lol…OMG What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying by Matt Ivester. Focused on digital etiquette and online reputation management, the paperback (or Kindle digital version) uses case studies to take a cautionary look at the many ways that today’s teens are experiencing the unanticipated negative consequences of their digital decisions – from lost job opportunities and denied college or graduate school admissions to full-blown national scandals. It also examines how technology is allowing students to bully one another in new and disturbing ways, and why students are often crueler online than in person. The author speaks from experience, having created – one of the largest college gossip websites in the United States.  Since shutting down JuicyCampus, Ivester now spends time speaking on college campuses across the country.