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Your Teen is Being Hurt: What You Can Do to Help

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Tips for parents whose teenager is in an abusive relationship My last post was about signs your teen might be a victim of teen dating violence. If this is happening in your family, here are some...
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Bullying: What You Need to Know | StopBullying.gov

Bullying: What You Need to Know | StopBullying.gov | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it

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Cecilia Balderas-Sanders's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:53 PM

A must read!  This was very interesting to read.

jhenehan's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:38 PM

This was a great visual about statistics of bullying. 

-28% of students ages 12-18 were bullied in 2008/2009 school year.

-Different forms of bullying. Made fun of, rumors, pushing, threatening, cyberbullying, excluded, forced, and even property destroyed. 

-It mentions how people who are bullied are more liekly to have deppression symptoms, harm themselves, and suicidal thoughts. 

- It gives you a number to call if you think someone may need help.

-Also, many people are too scared to speak out because of threats, retaliation, and others reactions to them. 

-The article mentions to be more than just a bystander. 

 

 

I personally feel that I learned a lot from this. It is something that I can use as a future educator. It made me aware of the bullying statistics and how important it is for parents to also be involved and to be aware of the growing problems. 

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UNH researchers say teaching empathy to students can help reduce bullying | New Hampshire Education

UNH researchers say teaching empathy to students can help reduce bullying | New Hampshire Education | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it

 Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have learned that teaching students civility and empathy early on can help prevent incidences of bullying.

They have learned it through the application of the nationally recognized “Courage to Care” bullying prevention program created by UNH researchers and educators and unveiled in 2011.

More than 60 middle schools nationwide use the program, and more and more teachers participate in a three-day leadership training course on the program at the Browne Center each year.

Now, future educators can also learn how to teach the program in a new course offered through UNH’s graduate education program titled “The Courage to Care: Teaching Empathy in the Classroom.”

 

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Brittany Hunter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:57 PM

I think teaching students empathy is a good thing. Bullying in the United States is becoming a really big thing all over the country; especially in middle schools. I think that when students learn what empathy is, and how they can relate to how other students feel in certain situations or when they are bullied, it can help to prevent bullying. I think that schools and universities need to be able to take other actions other than disciplinary actions, and teaching them empathy is a very good way to help abolish bullying.

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Social Media and Healthcare - Interview With Dr. Gwenn

Social Media and Healthcare - Interview With Dr. Gwenn | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it

With the emergence of social media as a significant cultural force, many healthcare organisations have tried to leverage this power to help the development of public health. The ways in which this should be implemented has become a contentious issue and one that has divided opinion amongst medical professionals.

To offer an expert insight into this world, we set up a one-off interview with Pediatrician and digital media specialist, Dr. Gwenn who is the CEO of health and communications company, Pediatrics Now. Find out what she had to say:

 

121doc: Modern life revolves around social media. Can you outline the general benefits of such a sweeping online movement?

 

Dr.Gwenn: Participation in social media channels like Facebook and Twitter can extend peoples view of self, community and, ultimately, the world. These benefits include:

Opportunities for community engagement through raising money for charity and volunteering for local events.Enhancement of individual and collective creativity through sharingFostering of one’s individual identity and unique social skillsExpansion of ideas through collaboration on social media ‘out of class’Wider access to health information 

121doc: ...What about the negative effects of social media?

 

Dr.Gwenn: There are some risks associated with social media including:

CyberBullying and Online HarassmentFacebook depressionPrivacy concernsInfluence of behavioral ads and demographic-based ads

As emphasized in the American Academy of Pediatrics Social Media Clinical Report. I co-authored in 2011, there are, indeed, positive and negative benefits of social media on our kids’ lives. However, the positives do outweigh the negatives. What parents have to recognize is that social media is a tool. It’s the use of the tool that makes it “positive” or “negative”.

 

121doc: We all know that visiting your local doctor isn’t a social act especially when compared to occasions like shopping or dining. Considering this, do you think a ‘social media meets health’ mentality might distract from the serious issues that healthcare professionals have to deal with?

Dr.Gwenn: Absolutely not. The impact of social media on a child’s health is significant and serious when issues arise such as cyberbullying and sexting that can lead to issues of depression and suicidality if not dealt with adequately. All of these issues impact a child’s health and need to involve a healthcare professional.

A pediatrician specializes in pediatrics, which is the field of medicine that cares for “children and their diseases” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pediatrics). Social media may be a tool but it often is a vehicle for facilitating behaviors in others that trigger conditions in children impact their health and well being, such as cyberbullying or sexting causing depression leading to eating disorders or cutting or suicidality. As long as harm can occur to a child, health care professionals must be involved.

 

121doc: Recent studies have indicated that 60% of adults turned to the World Wide Web to learn about health. Do you have any advice to those people that search on Google to identify their symptoms?

Dr.Gwenn: If people are concerned about their health and symptoms, the best resource is always their healthcare provider. If they are going to go to “Dr. Google”, reading websites written by true experts are the best ways to avoid misleading information.

 

121doc: Many experts are saying that Google Glass may change the face of Medicine. Do you agree?

Dr.Gwenn: Google Glass is too new to evaluate at this point for any application, including medicine. As we learn more about it and test it in various settings, its uses will become more clear.

 

121doc: Do you see any problem with healthcare professionals using social media channels like Facebook and twitter?

Dr.Gwenn: There can be issues with healthcare professionals engaging on social media if they do not follow the privacy rules of their country and healthcare institutions. Before engaging on Facebook or Twitter, healthcare professionals should consult with their healthcare organizations to be clear on the rules and understand what is and isn’t allowed.

 

121doc: Many people here in the UK are not aware of the Web 2.0 movement. Can you briefly outline its goals and how it can help public health?

Today’s web experience is social and interactive. In a nutshell, that’s what “web 2.0” means. It’s the next generation of web experiences from the initial wave of websites we all remember that were very static and non-interactive. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram...all Web 2.0. Communities...web 2.0. Basically, all of your experiences today online are web 2.0.

Web 2.0’s usefulness in public health is constantly evolving. With these tools, experts can get information to huge amounts of people very quickly. From the flu season to unexpected health crisis to world events, this is a valuable way to inform the public of important ways to stay health and help each other out. More locally, web 2.0 helps patients reach doctors, doctors reach patients. Patients can have more control over their health records and obtain prescriptions and other important documents needed to care for themselves and their family members more efficiently.

 

The main areas I see web 2.0 assisting in our lives are with education, information and communication. Sometimes it’s on a massive scale and sometimes a more local scale. All are needed in today’s world but with web 2.0 tools we can be much more targeted and more efficient.

 

Some insightful answers from Dr. Gwenn here; her expert knowledge has clarified some important principles about how social media can be integrated into healthcare. Her responses have particular resonance with parents who may be a little skeptical about the affect social media is having on their children. Are you worried about your child’s activity on the web? If so, drop us a comment below and we will endeavor to get back to you.


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Schools Improvement Net - Teach pupils how to resist ‘sexting’ craze, schools told

Schools Improvement Net - Teach pupils how to resist ‘sexting’ craze, schools told | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it

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Report - Sleep and Teens... as we thought - they need more!


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Teens tend to operate on very little sleep but studies show this is not in their best interest!

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JAMA Network | JAMA Pediatrics | Teen Sexting and Its Association With Sexual Behaviors

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An interesting scholarly article about the risks of "sexting."

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Kindness & My Favorite Quote

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This is one of my favorite quotes. I jotted it down almost 10 years ago and it has been hanging on my refrigerator on the same scrap of paper ever since. It is meant to be a reminder for me to...
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Stop Bullying: Teach Your Child Empathy and Limit Their Intake of Violence

Stop Bullying: Teach Your Child Empathy and Limit Their Intake of Violence | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it

Your child has been known to bully. You, as a parent, may be struggling with how to stop this behavior. I have two suggestions that go hand-in-hand: Teach empathy and try to eliminate the violence that they take in on a daily basis through videos, the Internet, movies and games.

 

To my first point, teaching empathy is regularly recommended as a way to help stop bullying. Empathy is the ability to identify and understand another person's feelings. It's putting yourself in someone else's shoes and then extending kindness based on that understanding. Empathy is needed to express care, love and concern, as well as to share times of sadness and despair.

 

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Executive Director, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


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Teen 'Sexting' Common, Tied to Psychological Woes

Teen 'Sexting' Common, Tied to Psychological Woes | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it

13 percent of area high school students say they've received "sext" messages and one in 10 has either forwarded, sent or posted sexually suggestive, explicit or nude photos or videos of people they know by cellphone or online.


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Sexting prevalent among minority teens, study finds

Sexting prevalent among minority teens, study finds | Parenting Teens | Scoop.it
Who 'sexts'? And who cares, besides former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner ’s wife?

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Schools Improvement Net - Teach pupils how to resist ‘sexting’ craze, schools told

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Important New Year's Resolutions for Parents of Teens

Parents, this one is for you. We all make our lists at the beginning of the year of things to start, things to stop and things to improve upon. These goals are generally made in the spirit of...
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