Tag Archive for social media

Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?

on June 12, 2019 by

The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

Teens Are Using Burner Phones To Stay...

on May 17, 2019 by

56% of teens feel anxious, upset or lonely without their phones

Reclaiming Friendship in the Social...

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

Families Are Together And Yet Apart

on May 16, 2019 by

Adults are almost as bad as teens are, being preoccupied with their phone.

Yolo App Safety Guide

on May 11, 2019 by

How to Keep Your Kids Safe

Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn...

on May 11, 2019 by

The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…

Distraction The New Enemy Of The Church

on May 9, 2019 by

The rise of media saturation…has ushered in a new age of competition with the gospel for the human gaze

Instagram Removes “Like” ?

on May 9, 2019 by

What We Can Learn About Leading Students from Instagram

How A.S.M.R. Became A Sensation

on April 22, 2019 by

The YouTube subculture is bonded not by belief but rather by an ineffable sensation — the existence of a new feeling.

14-Year-Old Earns $200,000 Playing...

on March 30, 2019 by

Griffin’s YouTube which showed him beating a popular Fortnite gamer. The video got 7.5 million views.

Managing Teens Online

on March 29, 2019 by

As part of Pew Research Center’s research into Americans’ digital lives, they surveyed over 1,000 parents of teens to better understand their…

As Time Online Increased, Teen Happiness...

on March 29, 2019 by

The newly released World Happiness Report, an annual study sponsored by the United Nations showing changes in happiness finds that teens who…

The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time Is...

on March 24, 2019 by

Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and…

How TikTok Is Rewriting The World

on March 23, 2019 by

TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it

Parents’ Ultimate Guide To TikTok

on March 23, 2019 by

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about…

How Much Time Should Kids Spend On Smart...

on March 23, 2019 by

Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily…

Teens Not Socializing In The Real World....

on March 21, 2019 by

The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic

on March 15, 2019 by

Buy a second phone

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?

on March 12, 2019 by

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a…

Preparing Students For The Digital...

on March 11, 2019 by

3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About...

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Will Parents Need Kids Permission To...

on March 2, 2019 by

Her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life

UK: 1 In 4 Teenage Suicides Involves The...

on February 28, 2019 by

The research of 595 suicides by people aged under 20 showed 128 had used the internet in a way that was suicide-related.

Screen Time For Kids?

on February 27, 2019 by

If I can go back and do it all over I would do this

6 Responses To Social Media And Your...

on February 27, 2019 by

The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

Social Media And Mental Health

on February 26, 2019 by

We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

Culture Insight: Paris’s Last Porn...

on February 26, 2019 by

A place where you could be certain no minors would see pornography — nowadays they’re all watching on their phones

When My 13-year-Old Daughter Wanted To...

on February 25, 2019 by

Five rules we gave her 13-year-old daughter

Teens Editing Themselves

on February 14, 2019 by

A photo series has shown the lengths some young people go to to edit their appearance before posting pictures on social media

Flashback: Plastic Surgery To Look Like...

on February 14, 2019 by

“A new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ Patients are seeking out surgery to help them appear like the filtered versions of themselves,

Teen Convicted In Text Suicide Case...

on February 13, 2019 by

Involuntary manslaughter conviction where an absent defendant, with words alone, encouraged another person to commit suicide

Inside The Weird World Of YouTuber...

on February 10, 2019 by

What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore…

Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

5 Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t Know...

on January 29, 2019 by

Parenting a teen has never been an easy feat, but in today’s digital age, tracking a teen’s behavior has become almost impossible

Live Your Life Offline, Pope Tells Young...

on January 28, 2019 by

“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply…

Negative Experiences On Social Media...

on January 26, 2019 by

Using social media does not appear to reduce feelings of loneliness. In fact, it can make you feel more lonely

Millennials’ Depression Rise With...

on January 26, 2019 by

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of  social media

Teen Popularity

on January 17, 2019 by

How to help teens handle popularity and social media

Screen Time Study Shows Differences In...

on December 28, 2018 by

Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

Parents Warned Of Teen Online Sextortion...

on December 26, 2018 by

A FBI report concluded that sextortion is a major, if not underlying, factor for child victims committing suicide

Depression In Adolescents And Young...

on December 25, 2018 by

Are phones and social media to blame?

Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On...

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

Why Are Young People Having So Little...

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen...

on December 22, 2018 by

One sleep study may have a simple answer…

Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social...

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Reviewed

on December 8, 2018 by

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Causes Rise In Pedophilia On Twitter!?

What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have...

on December 3, 2018 by

5 Reasons Why 12 Year Olds Shouldn’t Have Social Media

Teens’ Social Media Habits and...

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

Makeup Brand Targets Girls Aged Four To...

on November 30, 2018 by

Petite ‘n Pretty: The Makeup Brand Winning Over Gen Z Influencers

Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

Social Media Linked To Mental Health...

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

Snap Subpoenaed By Justice Department

on November 15, 2018 by

…..over its IPO disclosures

68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From Social...

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It

Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or...

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

5 Questions Parents Are Asking About...

on November 9, 2018 by

If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we…

A Fortnite Guide For Parents

on November 7, 2018 by

Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon

The Dark Side Of Kids Screens Begins To...

on November 6, 2018 by

A dark consensus about screens and kids Begins To Emerge In Silicon Valley

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

Selena Gomez Is Done With Social Media?

on October 7, 2018 by

It’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important,”

“It’s The Unintended...

on September 27, 2018 by

“The short attention span we’re creating in this millennium is actually very dangerous,” said Soon-Shiong, the new owner of the Los Angeles…

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART I

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART II

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART III

When Media Changes So Do Kids

on September 25, 2018 by

Understanding the Influence of Social Media on Today’s Teens

Navigating Screen Time And Device...

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

Teens Are Over Face-To-Face...

on September 16, 2018 by

Teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), surpassing face-to-face communication (32%).

Kids Game Apps Have Been Collecting...

on September 13, 2018 by

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids...

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

Internet Safety: Manage Your Kid’s...

on September 12, 2018 by

Sign in to review and manage your activity, including things you’ve searched for, websites you’ve visited, and videos you’ve watched.

Infographic: Teens Social Media Life

on September 12, 2018 by

Teens with low social emotional well being experience more of the negative effects of social media and kids with high social emotional…

Can Your Soul Really Survive Social...

on September 7, 2018 by

Those who fall repeatedly for self-evidently absurd concepts on the internet are looking for a place to belong, and that’s the price

Navigating Screen Time

on September 2, 2018 by

Amid roiling debates about the impact of screen time on teenagers, roughly half of those ages 13 to 17 are themselves worried…

Teens Too Busy Texting And Online To...

on September 2, 2018 by

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year

A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And...

on September 2, 2018 by

Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

The Newest On Teens, Social Media &...

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age

Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve...

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

Parents Need To Drastically Cut Kids&...

on August 9, 2018 by

Children are spending way too much time in front of screens

Average Child Spends Seven Hours A Week...

on July 27, 2018 by

Survey shows that 40% of parents have to force their video-gamer children to leave the house

Parent Controls Don’t Work?

on July 20, 2018 by

The Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content.

Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret Digital...

on July 11, 2018 by

He (Dad) was floored when his two teens told him about some of the sneaky things their peers are doing, even in…

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching On...

on July 4, 2018 by

Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform

How To Manage Your Child’s Electronic...

on July 4, 2018 by

Eight helpful suggestions on how to manage your child’s electronic usage this summer–without becoming an online cop

 

Anna Farris’ ex Chris Pratt Says &...

on June 20, 2018 by

The “Overboard” actress recently admitted that the former couple’s social media presence added to the pressure after their breakup.

People Will Spend More Time Online Than...

on June 17, 2018 by

Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement…

For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less...

on June 17, 2018 by

Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen...

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

Study: Depression Striking More Young...

on June 12, 2018 by

There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

Selfies And Teenage Body Image

on June 12, 2018 by

Teens who were more invested in their selfies, spending more time choosing a photo or editing it, were more dissatisfied with their…

Alexa, Tell Me About God

on May 30, 2018 by

Church of England taps Amazon device to spread Christian message

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen...

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm