What Is Digital Self-Harm?
As parents and educators, we’re taught to look for the signs of teens and younger children self-harming. We are supposed to look for small, linear cuts; unexplained injuries; mood changes; relationship changes; and behavioral changes. But what is Digital Self-Harm? What does Digital Self-Harm look like? And how can we prevent Digital Self-Harm with our children?
Social Media Is A Big Part Of Your Digital Tattoo
It used to be that parents would worry about kids sneaking behind their back to get real tattoos, now the concern is more along the lines of digital tattoos. Digital tattoos can be “more permanent” than real tattoos. In our hyper-connected world, within moments of meeting someone new, we can quickly find out their birth town, their spouse’s names, where they ate dinner last night, and what they got last Christmas. Exaggeration? Maybe a little bit, but not by much.
Are There Positive Effects From Social Media For Teens?
Can there be positive effects on teens from using social media responsibly? Absolutely! Social media has become increasingly important in the everyday lives of many people. And while we routinely highlight dangers and the evil side of having an online presence or misusing social media, we have found that there are also benefits to using social media mindfully.
What Does “Good Digital Citizenship” Look Like For Teens?
Just like in the real world, everyone in the online world belongs to a community. The problem is that, at first, we are all a part of the same community when it comes to being online. From there, we separate into gamers, Facebook groups, and other communities that meet our interests.
October is National #BullyingPreventionMonth and while you cannot always protect your children from becoming a bully or being bullied - it is important to take all precautions as a parent as much as possible. We all know that anyone can be bullied for their clothing, lack of technology, being different, their identity, and being the outcast; however, this does not make it okay.
Are College Admissions Counselors Looking At Social Media?
It is an exciting time for juniors and seniors in high school to start thinking about college and finding the perfect college for them. Most teens hear from parents, “be careful what you post online because colleges look at this when you send in your application.” Some teens might shrug it off, but others listen. And those parents are correct!
The Dark Side Of Sharing Photos On The Internet
There are currently over 3.7 billion people on the internet today, and around 40 percent of the world has access to the internet. The world is no longer a large place; without realizing it, we are more connected than we have ever been before. This is why it is so important to be conscious of images we share on the internet.
How Technology Is Disrupting Creativity
It is extremely difficult to be bored in today’s society. This is because we are constantly using distractions like texting, emails, social media, notifications, games, the news, and tweets. There is always something to distract us at the time we are “bored.” However, when was the last time you or your family was actually bored? We mean like “reorganizing the whole kitchen just because” bored. It’s probably been a long time! With the rise of technology, our creativity is slowly being killed off, and technology doesn’t solve all our boredom problems.
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Be Smart About Sarahah
A new app that has become a mass trend among teens is Sarahah. The name of the app comes from the Arabic word “honesty.” The app allows people to anonymously leave comments on a person’s home page. With the most recent Snapchat update, Sarahah became linked up, allowing users to pin links to pictures and post those links on their stories. Then, all people have to do is slide up on the post and open the link to leave a comment. The app was originally designed to be an outlet for office workers to give and receive anonymous feedback in the office without having the fear of their bosses’ retribution. Now, teens have gained an interest in the app.