Tag Archive for social media

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

Social Media Stars More Influential Than...

on May 25, 2018 by

More than one third (34%) of kids aged 6-17 consider social media stars* to be among their top role models, outranking the…

Kanye Urges Fans To Put Down Cell Phones

on May 22, 2018 by

The rapper took to take on the idea of consumerism, sharing a documentary named The Century of the Self

Book: Screenwise

on May 17, 2018 by

The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults…

Why Teenagers Should Understand Their...

on May 15, 2018 by

And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety...

on May 14, 2018 by

With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

The Teenage Social-Media Trap

on May 14, 2018 by

Teens increasingly measure and manage their social success online—and it may be taking a toll on their mental health

13 And Depressed: Why Young Teen Girls...

on May 2, 2018 by

Why girls are more at risk for depression than boys and how to help them cope.

Vlogger Hit By Tractor Trailer While...

on May 1, 2018 by

He can be seen talking to a handheld smartphone moments before he apparently drove into the path of a tractor trailer.

“Why every Student Ministry Needs A...

on April 27, 2018 by

This session is led by Joshua Griffin (@joshuagriffin) who is a 20 year Student Ministry veteran and co-founder of Download YM. Here…

Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety,...

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media...

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

Instagram Nametags, Its clone Of...

on April 11, 2018 by

New feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow…

Youtube Is Improperly Collecting...

on April 11, 2018 by

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups contends that YouTube is collecting and profiting from the personal information of young…

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents...

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

Kids, Smartphone Addiction…...

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

Parental Control Mobile apps Might Sound...

on April 8, 2018 by

“The takeaway here is that parents should not treat parental control apps as a magic bullet to keep their teens safe online,”

Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place&...

on April 6, 2018 by

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

Tinder And Instagram Are ‘Crippling’...

on April 2, 2018 by

Dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”

Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting...

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

Gen-Z Relieved to Escape Their...

on March 24, 2018 by

Gen Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks

Social Media At 10 Reduce Wellbeing of...

on March 24, 2018 by

Increased time spent on social media at age 10 and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence—but only among girls.

Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood...

on March 23, 2018 by

A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

Parent’s Guide To Social Media Use For...

on March 15, 2018 by

Children’s health experts warned that excessive use of digital devices and social media “is harmful to children and teens.”

Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On Musical...

on March 14, 2018 by

Everyone has it, she whines, even the kid whose mom is an FBI agent/social worker/pediatrician/nun.

Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your...

on March 11, 2018 by

Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure...

on March 10, 2018 by

How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent

on March 3, 2018 by

If you see these on your teen’s phone, it’s time for a talk.

Sexting increasing among teenagers, new...

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

Devastating Effects Social Media Is...

on March 1, 2018 by

Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online

Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away...

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

Will Ferrell Joins #DeviceFreeDinner

on January 20, 2018 by

Will Ferrell Is a Phone-Obsessed Dad in Funny Device-Free Dinner Campaign

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s...

on January 13, 2018 by

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked

The Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You To...

on January 12, 2018 by

The data shows that users sent personal snaps (64%) to friends more frequently than they posted to Stories

Protect Our Kids From The Pitfalls Of...

on January 11, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee will help us guide our sons and daughters toward mature, God-honoring choices in the digital world

Survey: Are You Addicted To Instagram?

on January 11, 2018 by

If You Do 19/29 Of These Things Then You’re Addicted To Instagram

How Privatized Social Media Can benefit...

on January 2, 2018 by

Privatized social media is becoming more and more popular and the more ministers can learn how to use this, the more this…

Digital Missionary

on January 2, 2018 by

A New Kind of Missionary

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year...

on December 29, 2017 by

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Friendo app?

on December 24, 2017 by

What parents need to know about it

More Time On Smartphones….Higher...

on December 15, 2017 by

Suicide rate among teens as well as the number of adolescents diagnosed with depression jumped by over 30 percent from 2010 to…

Book: Growing Up Social

on December 14, 2017 by

Being a parent is hard. So, too, is navigating technology and screen time with young children.

The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance...

on December 1, 2017 by

The addicted teenagers had significantly higher scores in depression, anxiety, insomnia severity and impulsivity

Judge Issued Ruling On Students Racist...

on December 1, 2017 by

…however vile the posts were, they were protected as free speech and so was “liking” and commenting on them.

 

 

Tough Time For Social Media…Values

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox

on November 20, 2017 by

The results shocked me

Communicating Like A Social Media Pro

on November 17, 2017 by

How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

‘Social media suicide’ in...

on November 15, 2017 by

Japan has the highest suicide rate of any Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nation, with more than 20,000 people taking their own…

The worrisome effects of teenage...

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

New Healthy Media Habits For Young Kids

on November 1, 2017 by

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules

Making Our Lives Seem Glamorous On...

on October 30, 2017 by

Rich kids are renting grounded jets for social media photoshoots

When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

The First Social Media Challenge Your...

on October 23, 2017 by

by Jon Acuff

The Social Life Of The App Addicted Teen...

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

Sometimes The Victim Is Also The...

on October 18, 2017 by

Students  anonymously posted something mean about themselves online

 

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on September 29, 2017 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat?

on September 28, 2017 by

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat? 5 Tips for Parents Raising Teens in the Digital Age

Is Snapchat And Snapmaps Safe?

on September 28, 2017 by

It’s the number one app kids use, and it’s the number one app parents ask me about

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Bitmoji Obsession Gives Snapchat An Edge

on September 19, 2017 by

People’s Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

Stalking Your Daughter

on September 17, 2017 by

Yesterday I told my friend Brian, “I hope you don’t mind, I stalked your daughter last week on her Instagram

Young Cyberbullying Victims Are Double...

on September 13, 2017 by

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide…

Discussion: Mom Shames Daughter For Racy...

on September 6, 2017 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Dating app Tinder finds gold at Apple&...

on September 3, 2017 by

Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple’s online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile…

Social Media Culture Can Lead To...

on September 2, 2017 by

Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s…