Facebook Use and Well-Being

Over a billion people on this globe have membership in Facebook--the largest social community of its kind on the planet. Researchers conducted a two week study in young people to determine how they feel moment-to-moment and how satisfied they are with their lives. The more people used Facebook during this period of time the lower…

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Science Meets Social Media

Ordinary consumers, politicians, and celebrities expressed unhappiness with the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer report linking processed meat as likely to cause cancer. Reuters reported that negative tweets outnumbered positive ones by better than 6.5 to 1. No wonder health costs continue to rise as people bash careful scientific evidence in favor of…

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Social Media and Kids

Keep the computer in a public part of your home, such as the family room or kitchen, so that you can check on what your kids are doing online and how much time they are spending there.

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Social Media to Help Organ Donations

Social media giant Facebook has announced a cooperative effort with Donate Life America aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in the U.S. New Facebook features allow users to share the stories behind their decisions to become donors, and their experiences as donors. PositiveTip: Consider being an organ donor! It could be life-saving to someone…

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Know How to Use Social Media Yourself!

The journal Pediatrics (from the American Academy of Pediatrics) has designed a website with recommendations for parents about their childrens’ use of social media and monitoring use. This blog report is from that AAP web site:Be aware of the ages of use for sites your tweens and older elementary school kids want to use, including game sites such as…

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Monitoring Your Kids Social Media Use

The journal Pediatrics (from the American Academy of Pediatrics) has designed a website with recommendations for parents about their childrens’ use of social media and monitoring use. This blog report is from that AAP web site:Share a bit about your daily social media (SM) use as a way to facilitate daily conversation about your kids’ online…

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Sexting among Youngsters

The journal Pediatrics (from the American Academy of Pediatrics) has designed a website with recommendations for parents about their childrens’ use of social media and monitoring use. Because the issue of sexting has become a concern to parents, communities and legal authorities, we felt that a specific set of recommendations should be listed addressing this important issue. This blog report is…

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Social Media Use by Youngsters

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has designed a website giving recommendations to parents about monitoring their children’s use of social media. This blog report is from that AAP web site. Today’s teens and “tweens” are connected to one another, and to the world, via digital technology more than any previous generation. Recent data suggests that…

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Social Media – Some Kids Start Too Young

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This blog report will discuss the issue of the very young singing onto social media sites.Many parents know that 13 years is the minimum age for most social media sites but they don't understand why. There are 2 major…

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Some Risks of Children and Adolescents Using Social Media

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This series of posts discuss those risks and benefits. This information comes directly from the report.Researchers have proposed a new phenomenon called “Facebook depression,” defined as depression that develops when preteens and teenagers spend a great deal of time on…

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