Additionally, we have a couple new posts to add to the list!
Curious if you are addicted to your smart phone otherwise known as Nomophobia? Now there is a quiz to allow you to know where your dependence on your phone lies along with some suggestions for decreasing that dependence!
Research has found that social media IS addictive! In this one study alone "The researchers found resisting temptations to use pages like Twitter, Facebook and other social media was harder to resist than smoking, drinking alcohol and even sleeping."
This article is a "Millennials" take on the effects of smart phones, in particularly how they are making us more socially awkward. Despite millennials being slightly older than our high school population, I think this article makes many excellent points!
Time writes an excellent "think piece" about how Social Media is Disrupting the Lives of American Girl Teenagers. While this article is geared towards females it is also important to think about how young men are playing into this struggle.
With the ever increasing demands on our children both academically and socially, sleep is more important to replenish their brains and bodies than ever before. Check out this article to see what smart phones are doing to our kids' sleep patterns and how to curb this issue.
Stay in the know about the dangers of some of the current "trending" apps for teens - Kik being one of them!
Did you know that selfies have actually lead to an increase in head lice and skin issues? The more you know!
Kristi and Katie