The use of social media in the classroom can be an effective tool for learning and teaching....if done the right and responsible way. Read More
Research has found a negative correlation between the time spent on social media and one's emotional, psychological and mental health. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg recognizes the severe side effects of social media addiction and is changing some of Facebook's construction in hopes that people will spend less time scrolling.
An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online
An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls. It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm. The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.
The UK is spearheading activities worldwide into a center that will provide information on keeping our children digitally and technologically safe at any age. #SID2018 Read More
Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today
When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world. From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.
Help your kids know how to identify fake news at any age, from any source. Instill in them the abilities to source check, inquire, research, share and analyze information.
Social media can have serious negative mental health impacts. Rather than give it up completely, know the risks and how use social media in a balanced, mindful way. Vicarious traumatization is real and can have serious effects including PTSD.
Many police officers need training on recognizing and effectively interacting with people who have developmental and other disabilities. Individuals with disabilities make up a third to a half of all people killed by the police. We, as a society, must stop using the police as a substitute for our failing disability services system. Download Article
Cell phone addiction with teens is real and drastically growing all over the world. These devices certainly have some benefits--including helping parents stay connected to their teens as they transition from their care. But the devices also contribute to anxiety, lack of sleep, and other ills for teens. Some interesting data in this article and [...]