Resources Tagged With: social media

Teaching Kids Digital Citizenship

In this Voices of Compassion episode, we talk with Eisha Buch, Director, Education Programs & Development for Common Sense Education, about helping students develop a sense of digital agency so that they can truly thrive in a tech-filled world with all its benefits, as well as navigating the potential stressors. Read more ›

How Social Media Affects Teens’ Mental Health

In this podcast from the American Psychological Association, Jacqueline Nesi, PhD, of Brown University, talks about the research on social media and teens’ mental health, whether it’s possible to be addicted to social media, what teens themselves think about social media, and what parents can do to help their kids use social media in a healthy way.
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Teens and Tweens: Use These Tips to Navigate Social Media in a Safe and Healthy Way

While social media can offer numerous benefits, it’s important to be aware of its potential downsides. From feelings of inadequacy stemming from comparisons to cyberbullying and information overload, the digital realm can present challenges to mental health. This guide aims to provide valuable tips and strategies to maintain a healthy relationship with social media, minimize the potential negative impacts,  and foster a positive online experience. Read more ›

Gen Z Mental Health: The Impact of Tech and Social Media

A McKinsey Health Institute (MHI) survey finds that Gen Z’s social media engagement can feel negative but can also help with finding mental health support and connectivity. Read more ›

The Truth About Teens, Social Media and the Mental Health Crisis

Back in 2017, psychologist Jean Twenge set off a firestorm in the field of psychology. Twenge warned of a mental health crisis on the horizon. Rates of depression, anxiety and loneliness were rising. And she had a hypothesis for the cause: smartphones and all the social media that comes along with them. Read more ›

Tip Sheet on Social Media Use and Mental Health [downloadable]

This resource discusses the benefits of social media and provides tips on how to use social media in to support your mental health. Read more ›

U.S. Surgeon General Warns Social Media Could Harm Youth Mental Health [downloadable]

An Advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls attention to the growing concerns about the effects of social media on youth mental health, concluding that while social media offers some benefits, there are “ample indicators that social media could also harm children’s well-being.” Read more ›

Digital Anxiety — How Technology and Social Media Makes Us Anxious and What You Can Do About It

Life is unpredictable and anxiety-producing. There’s no doubt that technology and social media have intensified our anxiety, and our lack of in-person connection and interaction, time in nature, and engagement in our communities is creating what some mental health professionals are referring to as “digital anxiety.” Read more ›

Social Media & Mental Health

A 2022 Pew Research Center study revealed that nearly 80% of 13-17 year-olds check at least one social media feed at least hourly, and over a third said they did so “almost constantly.” How can we develop healthy social media practices that support, not hinder, our mental health? Read more ›

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