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Cyberbullying not only affects teenage mental health, but it also can impact your teen's academic performance. Here are three ways to help your teen cope with online hate to improve their grades.
3 reasons why our teen mental health crisis revolves around screen time. When home resources aren't working, why a therapeutic boarding school can help.
Research suggests that cyberbullying can damage a teen's sleep and increase suicidal thoughts. Here are some ways to finally cut back on screen time.
How screen time is harming tweens and teens' mental health and 5 ways for parents to help them develop healthy digital habits.
Many teens are battling mental health challenges in the wake of COVID-19. To help them, parents need support and care—not stigma and shame.
New research shares that the majority of Americans realize the importance of the internet, yet have difficulties being digitally disconnected. Ways to cope and recharge yourself.
Teens have been spending a lot of free time online over the past year and the emotional effect on their mental health has been challenging. Consider these tips for a healthier digital life.
The rise of online haters, cancel culture, trolls, and other digital discourse: New research shares why people are part of such a dark community of cruelty.
Teens currently report worse mental health and higher levels of anxiety and depression than all other age groups — including adults.
Are you tired of the negativity in life? Now is the time to cleanse your social feeds, and it may include unfollowing some of your friends and family.
It's been a really challenging year. How are you dealing with a rise in adult bullying? Here are three ways to curb toxicity during COVID-19.
As holiday gatherings are fast approaching, how can we discuss politics without losing friends and family? Here are 3 ways to navigate political conversations.
A new survey shares how COVID-19 and travel shaming are changing holiday family gatherings this year. Choose compassion over conflict to avoid risking friendships.
Is your teen out of control or struggling with defiance and entitlement issues? What parents can learn from the Paris Hilton documentary when it comes to helping young people today.
A new study shares how supportive parents can curb cyberbullying among teens and three ways you can start making positive changes at home.
A new survey shows that people are keeping their social lives secret on social media. Pandemic shaming is making more people rethink what they post. Here are three ways to share smarter online.
Teens are struggling with feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety. A new survey shows an increase in suicide attempts among young people. Here's what parents need to know.
Communities strive for unity, especially now. But instead, we are seeing neighbors policing and attacking each other. It’s important to remember we are stronger together than alone.
Whether you are being shamed for loitering on a beach, ignoring social distancing, or criticizing rich people for their lack of generosity, these viral moments will live forever.
Social distancing doesn't condone social shaming. Find ways to use social media for good rather them harm during stressful times.
Why parents need to understand digital dating abuse and how it's affecting youth.
Could cyberbullying ruin your dating life? 5 ways to protect your digital profile.
Cyberbullying among adults is becoming more common and can be vicious. Here's how to turn it around.
New survey: 46% of U.S. social media users say they are ‘worn out’ by political posts and discussions. 3 ways you can talk politics online and survive.
Many young people post on social media under the influence of drugs, according to new research—and regret it.
A new study reveals how derisive parenting can lead to bullying, and how we must take a more positive approach at home.
Parents are struggling with cyber-restrictions. Taking your teen's phone away isn't so simple anymore. Learn better ways to teach them digital responsibility.
Teens consider online harassment normal and prefer their parents don't get involved. Here are some ways to turn this around.
A new study found that social connectedness may act as a protective buffer against the negative mental health effects of cyberbullying.
Thanks to social media and the internet, potential dates—or anyone else—can learn a lot about you before meeting face-to-face. Here's how to maintain your online reflection.
Sue Scheff is a an advocate and family internet safety expert and the author of Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate.