Social Media

Social Media’s Concerning Effect on Teen Mental Health

CUR­RENT LEV­ELS OF TEEN SOCIAL MEDIA USE Vir­tu­al­ly all teens (95%) ages 13 to 17 use social media, with more than 1 in 3 report­ing that they use it ​“almost con­stant­ly.” While most U.S. social media plat­forms require users to be at least 13 years old, near­ly 40% of kids ages 8 to 12 use social media. … Read More

U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Social Media and Youth Mental Health

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued an advisory about social media’s impact on youth mental health. It notes that while social media can provide benefits for some children and youth, there is a growing body of research about potential harms social media … Read More

Watch for Warning Signs of Child Abuse and/or Neglect

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was in April and recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Services developed by this collaboration can help protect children and strengthen families. Tim Rolfe, family advocacy … Read More