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The Way We Discuss Suicide Can Unintentionally Cause Harm

Many people are discussing and grieving fashion designer Kate Spade’s death, apparently by suicide. And in these moments, it becomes essential to discussing suicide as safely as possible. Whether you knew the person who lost their life personally or as a public figure, whether you’re speaking in private, public, or as a member of the [...]

By | 2018-06-08T15:03:39+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons For a Social Media Detox

In today's world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in touch with our friends, promote our work, and follow the latest news. How do these networks impact our mental and physical health? Is it time to take a break from being permanently online?Nowadays, we have plenty of social networking [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:27:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Building Kids Social Media User Skills

Today's teens have a reputation for being accomplished, fluent, and effective social media users. But they learn these skills the way we learn most life lessons: through trial and error, by making mistakes and learning from the outcomes. While these trial-and-error experiences can be educational in many contexts, social media makes trials public and errors difficult to [...]

Teacher’s Warning to Parents

"Your kids are living in a world that you are not invited to be part of. And they know how to keep you out." That's the stark warning one teacher has issued to parents about their teens' use of social media, urging them to "wake up". Skipper Coates, from Pleasant Grove, Utah, asked her 14 [...]

Are We Raising Digital Monsters?

There is research that demonstrates that most everything you do on a screen is correlated with unhappiness, Jean Twenge told me when I first asked her whether we're raising digital monsters. Twenge, a professor of psychology and the author of the book, iGen, also noted the exact opposite to be true. Most everything you do off [...]

No End to Negativity

Glued to screens and with nothing else in town to entertain them, Warwick youth carry their problems everywhere and there is no escape. Former Warwick State High School student and young leader Jacob Meiklejohn said many adults did not understand the unique challenges millennials faced in an age of social media. On the National Day [...]

Social Media More Harmful To Girls Than Boys

It’s no secret that social media isn’t great for mental health - studies have shown it again and again, and some of the developers of social media have sounded warnings about the addictiveness of certain features. Now, to add to the growing body of evidence on how it affects mental health, a new study finds a link between [...]

Turning Off is Switched On

Your home is a safe space, for you and your kids. It’s a place where you can all switch off from the outside world, forget about everything and everyone and the only people allowed in are the ones you invite. At least, it used to be. But we live in a time when everyone we [...]

Fake Instagram Accounts Relieves The Pressure Of Perfection for Teens

Fake Instagram accounts, often referred to as “finstas” or “spam accounts”, have become the norm for many teens – but their reasoning for creating these is not as sinister as you think. I’ve spoken with 50 Australian families – including 118 children aged 1-18 – about technology use, and am currently conducting a follow-up qualitative [...]

Smart Phones Have Robbed Kids of Their Childhood

The year 2012 was the moment our kids lost their childhood. Recent research out of the United States reveals a sharp decrease in wellbeing among adolescents from 2012 onwards — the year when smartphone ownership became commonplace among teens. Using survey data from 1.1 million young people, the researchers found that adolescents who spent more time on [...]