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Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:36:09 +0000

It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.

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4 Tools To Help Kids Understand Conflict and Self-ControlMars Gen OneListenwiseTwitterSmiling Mind

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:48:04 +0000

Conflict in school is bound to arise among kids. Some tools can help kids become better at making arguments and hearing one another out or just take guided breaths to calm down.

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Why Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:29:54 +0000

A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgments from social media may play a role, researchers say.

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Fixated on Leadership: Why Learning How to Follow is Crucial for Success

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:09:49 +0000

Leadership is a highly valued characteristic in an achievement-driven world, but the ability to follow is just as important, especially when considering greater missions at hand.

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Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens’ Online Behavior2247340595_99d511236f_zdanah_photo

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:49 +0000

How much surveillance should parents have over their teenagers' social media lives? Why are kids' online roles so different from their realities? How does technology change the way teens relate to each other and to adults? Author danah boyd, who has been spending lots of quality time with teens over the past few years, attempts to demystify teens' online actions and behaviors and provide some insight into their motivations in this excellent Science Friday interview. Author danah boyd

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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives2722304966_67efa7cf89_z9780300166316_custom-534fe58ff89d565ff072b630cc335c80792e2e6b-s2-c85

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:00:29 +0000

In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.

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Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?8468788107_255777d512_z

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:38:48 +0000

Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online -- and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don'ts of social media?

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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?8424456795_ac6f3f8c80_zpie-chart

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:39 +0000

For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own blogs, and of course, write for school assignments. This fluid use of writing for both personal and school work is being fueled by technology, and a Pew Research … Continue reading How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

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The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated3458534773_7019696088_o

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:00:30 +0000

A wonderful visual depiction of how educators can tap into their networks to expand and continually improve their teaching practice from a trove of rich resources. Illustrated by Langwitches, the image refers to Alec Couros’s original post exploring question, “What does the network mean to you?” [Via ETML]

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What Teens Feel About Privacy and Social Mediachristopherfrierbrown-300×3001large

Wed, 22 May 2013 16:41:18 +0000

A new Pew Research study of teenagers and their parents reveals that teenagers are sharing more information on social networking sites than in the past, even as they carefully monitor and manage their profiles.

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Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents2044337954_0e59b3d184_z 2

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:00:02 +0000

Flickr:Dan Taylor By Matt Levinson Online social giants YouTube and Facebook have taken big steps to attempt to provide guidance on digital citizenship for kids online. Google (which owns YouTube) just launched its ten-step online program for smart and safe YouTube use, with a series of instructional videos that hit on topics from cyberbullying to … Continue reading Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents

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Should Adults Control Kid-Created Content?Screen-Shot-2012-06-05-at-11.42.50-AM2Screen-shot-2012-03-16-at-10.20.45-AM-620×351

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 18:54:37 +0000

Kids’ online influence can be powerful, especially with the help of social media sites like YouTube and Twitter. But unlike the kids who create the content that goes on those sites, the companies that host the content are sometimes forced to weigh in on whether it’s “good” or “bad,” or more pointedly, what they should do about it.Kony 2012 video that went viral.

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Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology

Mon, 21 May 2012 17:52:29 +0000

By Katrina Schwartz When it comes to using technology in school, the tension between what students and parents want and what schools allow is becoming more apparent — and more divisive. Students want more control over how they use technology in school, but many classrooms are still making it difficult. That’s according to the most … Continue reading Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology

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How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives?demoshelsinki

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:15:14 +0000

The most important goal is to maintain open communication, explaining to kids the responsibility that comes along with having an email account, and the need to ask an adult for help if the child feels uncomfortable with the nature of any online exchange.

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