Your Brain on Social Media

Recent research has been done to see what happens to teens’ brains when they’re on Instagram. The researchers started by looking at what parts of the brain are activated when teens look at Instagram posts. Then, they studied what a normal response was when looking at pictures on non-social media…

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Social Media Plays a Key Role in Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast last weekend. It’s now being called one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. When emergency responders were overloaded with calls, people turned to Twitter and Facebook to ask for help and locate their friends and family. Although social media can be…

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District’s social media policy questioned following NC teacher’s sex trafficking arrest

Some parents in Pender County are questioning the school system’s social media policies following the arrest of a Topsail High School track coach. Ahmad Garrison, 27, of Holly Ridge, was charged Wednesday with four additional counts of sexual activity with a student. According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, the…

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Lego’s new social network wants to keep bullies out

Lego’s new social network for kids lays the building blocks to prevent bullying. The company launched on Tuesday a free iOS and Android app called Lego Life. The social platform children under the age of 13 share photos of their Lego creations, watch animated videos and participate in building challenges….

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Resilience: Avoiding Victimization By Developing Social Competence

This presentation is designed for youth professionals who would like to supplement their existing programming and policies with student-centered empowerment. As more attention is given to the importance of cultivating socio-emotional learning skills among students, it seems vital to increasingly consider one often-neglected component: resilience. As critical as it is…

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Student Athletes and Social Media

Student athletes are no different than other teens and young adults in their social media use participation. However, they may arguably be held to a higher standard given their visibility and how reputationally and fiscally important sports and athletics are to most schools and universities. While most student athletes are…

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