Entries by Mary

Social Media Bullying Out of Control

With the rate and complexity of social media rising exponentially, rates of social media bullying are likewise skyrocketing.  With countless cases of bullying resulting in tragedy, including youth suicide and mass homicide, social media bullying has become a major public health concern. For more details, see: https://nobullying.com/social-media-bullying-has-become-a-serious-problem/

Teens Using Technology More Than Sleeping…

Not surprisingly, recent studies have demonstrated that teens spend more time using technology than sleeping…or doing anything else.  Click here for link to more information: http://www.rawhide.org/blog/infographics/teens-digital-diet/?gclid=CjwKEAiA-rfDBRDeyOybg8jd2U4SJAAoE5XqKndADFB_EuaPaDomG63JMN_Jc_SwEGmew8hSaWXf6hoCi2Dw_wcB

Bullying: Not Just a Kid’s Problem…

We’ve all been in situations where we either witnessed or fell victim to bullying behavior, even as adults.  Bullying refers to instances in which individuals using threats, coercion or covert strategies to get what they want from others. Workplace bullying is not uncommon and a difficult problem to detect and manage.  For more information, see…https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/apa-blog/2016/10/bullying-not-just-a-kids-problem

Screen Addiction Burgeoning…Detrimental Effects on Kids

As technology use has exploded, we’ve seen a growing reliance on electronics, to the exclusion of other activities and modes of communication. Parents, educators, healthcare providers and scientists have increasingly worried about ill effects of youngsters, especially and additionally have expressed concerns that many are becoming “addicted.” Read more…http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/screen-addiction-is-taking-a-toll-on-children/?_r=2

7 Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide

There is no greater tragedy than youth suicide. Parents of victims are often blind-sided by suicidal behavior in their youngsters and often are ill-equipped to recognize the signs or have youngsters who keep their pain a secret. Learn more about early warnings and steps parents can take to prevent such tragedies: https://psychologybenefits.org/2013/09/23/prevent-teen-suicide/