Is social media making you lonelier?
Here’s a sad truth: social media is anything but social. Today, we’re tethered to our phones, to our laptops, to our tablets and engage with people virtually instead of in real life. And, to top it off, it’s doing the opposite of what its supposed to do. Using social media is actually making us lonelier. […]
Are your kids being hurt by social media? They sure are.
Teens spend an astounding amount of time online these days — upwards of nine hours each day. In 2018, a Pew study determined that 54 percent of teenagers reported feeling they were “spending too much time on their cellphone” and 45 percent stated they were online “almost constantly.” What does this staggering amount of time […]
7 signs social media is negatively impacting your child
Social media is so new, no studies have been done to know what long-term effects it can have on our health and wellness. But, we do know there are nearly immediate effects of too much social media use. No one is immune to the way social media can impact their lives. For children, due to their […]
5 things that happen to your kids when they use social media
When we were growing up, we had it lucky when it came to social media (or lack thereof). Today, social media has catapulted into conversations surrounding increased bullying, violence, low self-esteem and even suicide. Kids today are living in the social media era, meticulously documenting their lives on various platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat […]
Is your child crying out for help online?
Is your child crying out for help online? Social media isn’t just a vortex where people scroll endlessly, post selfies and look for inspiration. The world of social media can be a dark place … and there’s a chance that parents can miss vital cues that give insight into the lives of children. Simply put, […]
Dangerous Messaging Apps: 6 Messaging Apps Your Teen Is Using that you need to know about
With new applications and social media sites introduced all the time, it is difficult to stay on top of the potential dangers our children are facing. But this is the reality of raising kids in a digital world. As parents, it is our responsibility to stay educated on what apps are out there and to […]
Is The Momo Challenge a hoax? The danger is real
Various media outlets are saying the Momo Challenge is a viral hoax. So, are children around the world being told subliminally, through graphic, frightening images, to kill themselves? Whether or not MOMO is true, the reality is, keeping your kids safe from hateful online messages and predators is more difficult and complex than protecting them […]
Encourage Kindness on Social Media
Kindness in the Real World In the real world, kindness is about giving, inspiration, being kind, peaceful, positive, optimistic, showing empathy and compassion. In 2018, 30 of the most heartwarming Random Acts of Kindness were highlighted in a BestLife article by Alexander Breindel. In the article, Breindel writes, “If you can’t help but emit an […]
Social Media Challenges: Popular and Dangerous
Over the past few years, social media challenges like the Tide Pod, Cinnamon, Ice and Bird Box Challenge have surfaced. While wildly popular with teens, these risky, often life threatening, challenges have been a frustration to parents. Newsweek published an article about the appeal of challenges to teens stating, “Attempting to grasp the motives behind […]
Social Media Diet
Social Media Diet It’s the New Year and perhaps you, like many others, find yourself making bold resolutions to diet in 2019? Check the web and you’ll find a menu of trusted diets to the latest “get those pound off and keep them off” trends. Internet ads abound for how to keep you and […]