Fake Friends, Fake Boys, Fake Love: "Identity Crisis" Exposes Online Fakers

We often talk about online predators and stranger danger with our kids and teens. But that's not the only risk.

A few years ago, the term catfishing entered the public consciousness with the movie and spinoff MTV show, documenting how some people were creating fake identities and hurting others who mistakenly thought they were someone else.

When I first heard about the young adult novel Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr, I was excited that a book was going to educate our teens about this form of online identity impersonation.

What I wasn't prepared for was the emotional roller-coaster I was sent on. This work of fiction has the ring of too many true stories we have all followed in the news.


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