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The dark side of social media on youth mental health - The Seattle Times

The dark side of social media on youth mental health - The Seattle Times | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

Media influences and conventional beauty standards have long plagued society. This issue took on new urgency in May 2023 when the U.S. surgeon general issued a major public advisory over the links between social media and youth mental health. Research shows that images of beauty as depicted in movies, television and magazines can lead to mental illness, issues with disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction. These trends have been documented in women and men, in the LGBTQ+ community and in people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

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Children in need of trauma care often being misdiagnosed – psychotherapist - The Irish Times

Children in need of trauma care often being misdiagnosed – psychotherapist - The Irish Times | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

Conference hears all public services, including schools, should be ‘at least trauma aware’...

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What can we do with unreformable child abusers? - IrishTimes.com

What can we do with unreformable child abusers? - IrishTimes.com | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

Child sex abuse is no more acceptable in society than murder. Indeed it has been described as “soul murder” and, as with murder, society must take whatever measures are deemed necessary to prevent it.

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San Diego-area school districts sue social media companies, saying they've fueled a youth mental health crisis - San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego-area school districts sue social media companies, saying they've fueled a youth mental health crisis - San Diego Union-Tribune | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

SAN DIEGO — Oceanside and Coronado Unified are joining a growing number of school districts nationwide in suing the country's largest social media companies, arguing that their content algorithms and platform designs are addicting children and teens and have caused worsening anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Oceanside, Coronado and 14 other school districts sued more than a dozen social media companies Wednesday in San Francisco federal court. The defendants include the tech companies that run Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, YouTube and Google. 

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The devastating, underdiagnosed toll of toxic stress on children - PBS.org

The devastating, underdiagnosed toll of toxic stress on children - PBS.org | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

When a child's flight-or-fight response is activated too often, from abuse, neglect or parental addiction, it can change the structure of a developing brain. It's called toxic stress, and pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris believes every medical professional in the country needs to be equipped with screening tools. She offers her humble opinion on giving every child a shot at a healthy life .

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