Let’s Teach Kids to Lift Each Other Up

I see the damage every day caused by youth being mean to each other intentionally and inadvertently. Bullying, mean words, purposeful exclusion and making fun of others are a daily struggle, particularly in middle school.

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Social Media, Mental Health and Suicide

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Since 2012, I’ve been doing trainings trying to help adults understand the world of youth, technology, social media, and mental health. When I first started doing my trainings, I was targeting the parents of high school aged kiddos. Now I’m trying to get elementary parents to my trainings. As youth get technology younger and younger, they can see and misunderstand healthy and unhealthy mental health.

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PA’s Mental Health Campaign

Tom Wolf

I’m very excited to see this initiative in PA. Hopefully we will see some action towards prevention and treatment for mental health in PA. Hopefully other states will follow this lead.

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App review: “Lure”

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A parent emailed me asking if I thought the Lure app was appropriate for his 12 year old child. I did my research. Lure is a “Chat Fiction” app that allows the reader to follow a story told as if you were watching someone’s text message log.

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New Resource: App Guide – Snapchat

Smartphone Apps

Here is another release in our App Resource Guide for Adults. While Snapchat has a deceptive feel to it due to the disappearing messaging function, the messages/pictures/videos are not always inappropriate.

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New Resource: App Guide – Instagram

Social Posting

I’m excited to share a new resource! I’ve been working on this App Resource Guide for adults since December of last year. I’m kicking this resource off by sharing information about Instagram.

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