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Media & Technology

The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health

More teens and young adults — particularly girls and young women — are reporting being depressed and anxious, compared with comparable numbers from the mid-2000s. Suicides are up too in that time period, most noticeably among girls ages 10 to 14.

These trends are the basis of a scientific controversy. Read more ›

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Study: Social Media a Double-Edged Sword for Students With Disabilities [downloadable]

socialmediawhitepaper586Students with disabilities appear to experience higher highs and lower lows when using social media, according to a new report from the Ruderman Family Foundation. Read more ›

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Increasing Social Media Use Tied to Rise in Teens’ Depressive Symptoms, Study Says

socialmedia581Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people — and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined.

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Report: More Students Are Being Bullied Online

bully 580Online bullying is on the rise among middle and high school students, even as overall rates of bullying in schools have remained steady, according to a federal report released on July 16. Read more ›

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The Complicated Relationship Between Screen Time and Depression

depression and social media 576Some experts think that the rise in mental health problems in youth can be tied to an event in 2007: The introduction of the iPhone. Psychologist and author Jean M. Twenge wants us to believe that the “iGen”, the generation shaped by smartphones and social media use, born between 1995 and 2012 is “on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades.” Read more ›

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Anxiety Canada [web resource] [downloadable]

Anxiety Canada provides information to help understand anxiety in children, teens, and adults and practical tips, resources, and self-help tools to help manage anxiety. Read more ›

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June is National Internet Safety Month

security 536June is National Internet Safety Month. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety, in particular, for children and teens.

Adults can help reduce the risks by talking to kids about making safe and responsible decisions.  These free resources from the FTC can help you talk to your kids and teens about cyberbullying, sexting and texting, online privacy, social media, virtual environments, and more. Read more ›

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Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression

teendepression 519For one week in the spring, KQED opens its airwaves to student-produced content from classrooms around the Bay Area in a segment called Youth Takeover. Read more ›

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Navigating Teen Relationships & Understanding Teen Relationships in the Digital World [presentation] [video]

Effective communication is a protective factor that can help prepare teens to make informed, safe, and healthy decisions in the future. This session focuses on helping parents and trusted adults engage their children in open and honest conversation on the impact of social media and pornography on relationships, digital perfection and its impact on body image, and sexting.

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing?  Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›

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