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Problems social media causes adolescents

From kittens whimsically playing musical instruments to dazzling models falling down the runway, the internet, specifically social media, has provided us with enough entertainment to last us a lifetime. What a time to be alive! But as much as we would love them to be all rainbows and sunshine, to every advantage, there is a disadvantage.   Here are 7 unexpected problems that weren’t a problem until the smartphone era.  1. Videos of Horrifically graphic violence and deaths We’ve all received that broadcast video. The one whose contents you’re unaware of until you open it. You just sit there, frozen staring at the thick burgundy of deoxygenated blood splattered on hot earth. You can’t stop hearing the piercing, loud screams […]

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Creative tips to get your kids off their phones

It’s a quiet Sunday night. You can hear the fuzzy mumble of the neighbour’s t.v. over the thick silent air of a ‘non-versation’ in your dining room. Like many others, you just had dinner with your family. Or should I say a thousand of your closest friends present on your mobile device?   There are no lively conversations. No laughter, not even the beloved snort that comes with it. Just intense quiet and the muffled audio spewing from your child’s headphones.   Are you worried that social media is taking over the art of conversations, the joy of family time and the insight into each other’s lives this brings? Here are some fun ways to help you put down your […]

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Is there porn on social media?

The internet is amazing. You can search one thing and get thousands if not millions of results related to it. Social media has made using the web even better. So much so that 71% of 9 -17-year-olds visit these sites regularly and 26% (that’s 1 out of 4 ) of 6-year-olds are on social media.   Imagine this, you’re on Twitter, chatting with friends when suddenly you feel the need to watch videos of kittens. You don’t even have to leave the app, just search, and thousands of kitten videos, memes, gifs and pictures come up.   Okay, why don’t you try searching ‘singing’? More results, right? So imagine your child searching for porn.   Yes, there is porn on […]

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11 Signs your teen suffers from a phone addiction

Is the internet overshadowing the conversations you have with your teen? Is family time never enough for your them? Trust us. You are not alone.   According to a 2016 survey, at least half of teenagers felt addicted to their devices. The study in January of 2018 reveals that 47% of parents believe their teen is addicted to their phone.       Although the APA has not entered ‘internet addiction’ into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for the social sciences (DSM) as a psychological disorder, addiction to ‘tech’ devices is all too real; it is even more severe for children and adolescents because they are still at that impressionable stage in development.   So, how can you tell if […]

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Problems social media causes adolescents

From kittens whimsically playing musical instruments to dazzling models falling down the runway, the internet, specifically social media, has provided […]

Creative tips to get your kids off their phones

It’s a quiet Sunday night. You can hear the fuzzy mumble of the neighbour’s t.v. over the thick silent air […]

Is there porn on social media?

The internet is amazing. You can search one thing and get thousands if not millions of results related to it. […]

11 Signs your teen suffers from a phone addiction

Is the internet overshadowing the conversations you have with your teen? Is family time never enough for your them? Trust […]