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?
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.
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.
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.
Finding Self-Worth Outside of Social Media
We get caught up in the nitty-gritty of social media; however, what many of us forget is that social media is NOT real.
Surviving Freshman Year Of College
Going to college is exciting, scary and a big step. High school friendships will fade, but new friendships will blossom. Whether you are going to school a mile down the road, or like me, 800 miles from home, here are some things I wish I knew before going into my freshman year of college.
A Survivalist Brain In A 21st Century World
The human brain is really cool, but it doesn’t understand the world of technology just yet.
Divorce: It’s Not Your Fault
Divorce was never a topic that came up in our family-I had never really seen my parents fight, there was no work problems, and my siblings were generally happy. So when my mother discussed divorce plans with me one night, I was completely thrown off.
7 Signs Of A Toxic Friendship
Ever feel like your existence is bothering your best friend? Or that your friendship is a one way street of you giving 100% and receiving nothing? You are most likely in a toxic friendship, and girl let me tell you, I have had my fair share of toxic friendships. It’s important you notice the signs that your friendship is toxic so you don’t let them affect you for the worse.