Technology Use

The Effect of Social Media on Body Image in Teen Girls

By | July 10th, 2019|Body Image Issues, Technology Use|

Teen girls report that social media has the biggest impact on how they feel about their bodies, rather than looking in the mirror, their health, or how their clothes fit. Social expectations override their confidence and intuition. Their [...]

Logged In: How Does Smartphone Addiction in Teens Begin?

By | April 16th, 2018|Technology Use|

There was a time not long ago that even most adults didn’t have a cellular phone, but at this point that may as well be ancient history. These days, most adults and teenagers own cell phones, and we [...]

Don’t Let Social Media Get Your Daughter Down: Social Media and Depression in Teens

By | February 2nd, 2018|Technology Use, Teen Girl Issues|

Depression is an all too common problem among today’s teens. The National Institute of Mental Health reports, in fact, that between 10-15% of teen-agers suffer symptoms of teen depression; and, furthermore, that 17.3% of teens that suffered a [...]

Smartphone Addiction: The Issue We Need to Be Discussing

By | December 15th, 2017|Addiction, Technology Use|

For the sake of our children, we need to talk about smartphones. There’s one in practically every teen's pocket. According to surveys, around 75 percent of teens own or have access to a smartphone. So, why is this [...]

Social Media Addiction: Study Discovers Instagram Causes Most Harm

By | May 30th, 2017|Mental Health, Technology Use|

Social media addiction--it sounds far out, something out of a science fiction novel, but it’s not. Social media addictions are becoming a clearer and more common reality than ever expected. Parents may have to begin questioning the amount [...]

‘Finsta’: A New Way to Mask Social Media Addiction

By | April 17th, 2017|Technology Use|

Social media addiction--if you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard or read about this somewhere. The condition helps explain why so many kids are glued to their phones nowadays. It seems as if they’re more interested in what’s going [...]