Social Media

How much is too much: does too much social media use effect your mental health?

How much is too much: does too much social media use effect your mental health?

As a therapist, who works with teens-often times for symptoms of depression/anxiety/eating disorders, I also wonder if there is a big connection between a person’s use of social media/technology and a decrease in his/her mental health.

How to Find Which Private Facebook Groups You Are Connected To

How to Find Which Private Facebook Groups You Are Connected To

Facebook is a cool and fun way to interact with family and friends and also be in the social media lives of your children. It shouldn’t be something something that bars a household family from interacting with each other or interfering in that. But as Facebook continues update and bring out new features which they…

Are your children hiding posts from you on Facebook?

Are your children hiding posts from you on Facebook?

Have you ever wondered if your children are keeping posts secret from you on Facebook? Maybe you’ve noticed things that other people have been replying to or been talking about with your children that you have no idea about. Especially when they mention it was on Facebook. Sadly enough there is a way for your…

Family Contracts for Online Safety

Family Contracts for Online Safety

There are lots of “rules” on how kids (and parents) can use the Internet but the most important rule is that parents and kids agree to a set of criteria.  Here, based on “Kids Rules for Online Safety” and “Guidelines for Parents” are two pledges that kids and parents can take. They should be printed…