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Is Your Well-being Suffering Because of Social Media Likes? 

Is Your Well-being Suffering Because of Social Media Likes? 

Is your well-being suffering because of social media likes?

If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study by the Royal Society for Public Health involving 1,500 teens and young adults, social media activities on Instagram were associated with “high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and a ‘fear of missing out (FOMO).” Both males and females report they regularly struggle to keep up with their peers on social media.

Knowing what exactly is causing these feelings, and learning how to safely combat them, is one way for students to protect themselves from some of these negative feelings many are experiencing behind their devices. 

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How to host your own Virtual Hoilday!

How to host your own Virtual Hoilday!

So many things are looking vastly different this year, and the holidays will likely be for many, no exception. With the Holidays fast approaching, it’s important to remember that creating different traditions this year doesn’t have to equate to the Fear of Missing Out unless we make it so. With coronavirus cases rising around the nation, many are being called to reconsider their thanksgiving tables and holiday planning.    

In an effort to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy, there are many creative ways we can work towards making this holiday season filled with the joy and peace many of us have grown to look forward to year after year.   

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Guys Have Emotions

Guys Have Emotions

Wait, what? Guys have emotions and feelings beyond hunger and anger? Guys are complex human beings capable of experiencing the whole range of human feelings? Yes! It’s true. Men can and do experience feelings beyond hunger. We feel both joy and depression. We feel the pain of a loss and the wow of taking in a breathtaking mountain vista. We even can cry. Not just when Chiefs win the Superbowl, but at times when we feel sad.

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Fall Activities

Fall Activities

Ah, fall. Bonfires. The beauty of the changing of leaves from bright reds and yellows to rust and orange. The air gets colder and crisper and breathing just feels easier. Fall is a favorite season for many and it is our hope to you, that despite everything going on in our world, you’ll still be able to enjoy some of the wonderful things this season has to offer. 

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Negativity on Social Media

Negativity on Social Media

Today, we are relying on social media more heavily than ever - to help us stay connected in a world uprooted by a global pandemic. Consequently, we are being bombarded with too much information, from every aspect of our lives, and every aspect of everyone else’s lives that we choose to follow.  We are witnessing everything from a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, political upheaval, and catastrophic and sometimes horrific events being recorded live for all to see.  We are being constantly exposed to a lot of heavy information and negatively.

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Controversy Behind Cuties Movie

Controversy Behind Cuties Movie

Few films have attracted as much global attention and controversy as the French Film, Cuties, directed by French-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré. Winner of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Dramatic Competition, the film follows an 11-year-old caught between traditional Muslim upbringing and internet culture. 

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Text Scam has No Evidence to Suggest Ties to Sex Trafficking

Text Scam has No Evidence to Suggest Ties to Sex Trafficking

Social media users have shared thousands of text messages from a phishing scheme online, claiming they are connected with sex trafficking. The messages have been confirmed as a scam, however, police departments throughout the U.S. and trafficking experts have shared that there is no direct evidence to imply an affiliation with human trafficking. They do, however, raise an alarm on financial scamming and ease of access by cybercriminals into personal data through affiliate links.

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Here’s what one week of remote learning taught me…

Here’s what one week of remote learning taught me…

This e-learning in elementary school takes things to an entirely new level.   And as much time as I spent preparing a cozy, quiet space for my child to study at home…   I couldn’t have ever prepared my brain for the sheer chaos we are currently experiencing through e-learning.  Without our usual schedules and support systems in place, we are dealing with unusual behaviors, added stress, and trying to keep our mental and physical health intact.  Some days are far better than others.   Here’s what I know, right now at this moment… 

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Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger is notoriously known as a freeware instant messaging mobile application. After a user registers under a username, Kik unlocks a world that transmits and receives messages in many forms. This includes text, live photo and video, saved images, sketches, mobile web pages and more. Due to its advertised anonymity, young adults are particularly drawn to this application. The false sense of security it provides and the inability for parents to monitor what goes on in the app is resulting in increased participation in unsafe and harmful online activities.

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Digital Impacts on Freedom of Speech

Digital Impacts on Freedom of Speech

The Constitution of the United States offers guidance to individuals in their use of speech, both written and spoken present in the First Amendment Free Speech Clause. The backbone of the First Amendment is the protection offered to individuals from government entities constraining or compelling their usage of speech. The arrival of the internet and social media forums have complicated the traditional idea of the First Amendment.

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