A New, More rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse you Feel

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  • Looks at the importance of relationships and how social media is reducing face-to-face relationships by conducting a study of over 5,000 adults

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

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  • One mom’s perspective on how social media impacts teenagers, along with her suggestions for alternatives

Winning at social media: Moving from don’ts to do’s

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  • Taking the approach of focusing on ways to positively interact with social media instead of always dwelling upon the negatives

Google’s new app lets parents control how kids are using their phones

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  • An app that allows parents to monitor app usage by their children, including how long they are using them
  • A word of caution that relying upon technology to monitor technology often does not work without other interventions and conversations. Here the parent panel discuss this topic here.

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy

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  • Helping students understand just what they are agreeing to when they sign up for Instagram
  • An excellent concept regardless of whether your child uses Instagram or not as their policies are likely very similar to just about every social media platform

Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens

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  • A common misconception is that students are safer on technology, because they are in the house instead of out where they are not being supervised. But what exactly is it that is happening on social media?

Social Media is Not the Real Problem

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  • Focusing on social media ignores the inner factors that are just exhibited through usage of social media

How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

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  • An interview with a psychology professor discussing the iGen (those born between 1995 and 2012)