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Mom horrified when daughter tells her about new Snapchat bullying game - but is left proud by her response

A mom has warned other parents about a disturbing Snapchat bullying game where youngsters compete to see who can say the cruelest thing about a chosen victim.<p>Blogger Rachaele Hambleton from Devon, U.K., was appalled after her daughter Betsy told her about the new craze sweeping social media — but …

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Online Risks Are Everyday Events for Teens -- But They Rarely Tell Their Parents

Today’s teenagers are such “digital natives” that it probably seems sometimes like they were literally born with a computer chip implanted in their brains. They send and receive Snapchats and Kik and WhatsApp messages on the fly, get their news from Instagram, reblog their favorite angsty poetry on …

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Why Young Adults Are Taking a More Mindful Approach to Social Media

Sometimes the only solution is to unplug.<p>The morning of November 9, many young liberals found themselves in a state of shock. “Who on earth voted for him?” they asked. In the following months, articles would surface about the so-called social media echo chamber: Were we all just trading pithy …

'Facebook generation' lonelier than elderly

Younger people are lonelier than older people because most of their friends are made online, research has found.<p>While loneliness among older people is a well-known issue, a new study suggests that social media means that millennials are increasingly the loneliest generation.<p>According to the survey, …

Mental health crisis among children as selfie culture sees cases of anxiety rise by 42 per cent in five years, NHS figures show

Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show.<p>NHS data shows the number of young patients being treated on hospital wards has risen by 42 per cent in just one year, with thousands of pre-teen children receiving such a diagnosis.<p>Experts said …

Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

'Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house many kids aren't stirring... They're joyfully lost in their new smartphones, tablets or smart TVs.<p>And it's likely mom and dad are a little digitally distracted too.<p>In many households, screens are omnipresent. That reality has some big …

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