Demands for improving online safety continue to capture headlines, often for the worst reasons.. While this outcry has signaled renewed interest in “stamping out” cyber-bullying and reinvigorated health and well-being protocols for young people, interventions continue to fall behind the
Last week, Facebook launched its Messenger Kids app for Android, the app that, as we reported back in December when it debuted for iOS, allows kids aged 6 to 13 to communicate online, ostensibly safely, and with parent-approved contacts. While
Teens with a phone ‘addiction‘ are markedly unhappier, concludes a new study led by Jean M. Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University. Twenge’s team explored data from a longitudinal study that asked American eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-graders questions about
An online footprint doesn’t have to be a liability. Rather than just teaching children about Internet safety and reducing their digital footprint, we should also encourage them to curate a positive digital footprint which will be an asset for them
The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today’s youth has significantly increased compared to prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people’s mental health, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
On the surface, Facebook seems to be doing everything right by its just-announced Messenger Kids, a new app aimed at under-13 users (who are excluded from Facebook proper). Messenger Kids — developed in consultation with parenting groups, child development experts,
Physical fitness has long been linked to better health and improved mood. But now research is suggesting its benefits actually extend to kids’ brain structure, which in turn may have an influence on their academic performance. More specifically, researchers from