social media and mental health

Social Media and Mental Health: The Strive for Likes on Social Media

What if people could not like our posts on social media? Would we still post as much as we do now? Instagram recently proposed that hiding the ability to see other people’s likes on social might be better for users’ mental health. Technology isn’t addictive because we crave the information it offers, but rather because …

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social media addiction in teens

Social Media Addiction in Teens: Getting Help For Your Teen

Social media is today’s hottest trend. Everyone is doing it. Mindlessly scrolling for what adds up to be hours throughout the day. Some cases are worse than others. In fact, so bad, it becomes addictive. The bad kind of addictive. Social media addiction in teens is not an often overlooked or ignored issue. The facts …

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Play No Games: Getting Your Teen to Ditch Their Device During Vacation

Does your teen love their gaming device? Most teens do. However, there is a time and a place where the gaming device can serve as an unwelcome distraction from the world around us. Vacation is one of those times and places. Vacation is a time in which the entire family is supposed to leave their …

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Going Overboard With Media Devices: Screen Overuse in Teens Leads to Unhappiness

The phrase ‘too much of a good thing’ is among the truest ever spoken; especially when it comes to your teens and their phones. Today’s teens spend an average of nine hours per day using media; and according to a study conducted by San Diego State University, teens who spend excessive amounts of time texting, …

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Snapchat Addiction: Popular Social Platform Is Becoming an Issue

Snapchat–around 75 percent of teenagers use this social media platform as a way of communicating with friends. Experts believe Snapchat is such a hit because of its non-committal attitude and instant gratification. As its popularity continues to grow, an unlikely issue has arisen: Snapchat addiction. Snapchat addiction is an issue that many families are dealing …

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Gaming Addiction in Teens: Certain Games Are Worse for You

In our modern day world, technology makes it possible to speak face-to-face with people on different continents, to access more information than all the world’s physical libraries combined contain, and to interact with virtual worlds in ways we never would’ve thought possible just 20 years ago. But as we continue to integrate technology into our …

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