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Get to Know Apps Your Students Use

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Middle school and high school students today have a lot of technology on their side. While much of it may be beneficial to them, some may be dangerous and put them at risk. According to a study by the NORC Center for Public Research and the Associated Press, 94% of teens use social media. While this study only looked at children between the ages of 13 to 17, younger children also have smartphones and access to social media.

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Dangerous Social Media Fads and Teens

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Peer pressure has always been there for individuals when they head into middle school and beyond. Preteens and teens are now experiencing something very different than generations before them. The world of social media is a reality which can add more extreme peer pressure into the mix. Thanks to this, everyone who works with teens needs to be cognizant of what is happening in their social media landscape. Together we need to monitor trends, challenges, and more.

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Social Media and School Therapists

Social Media and School Therapists

With social media becoming the front lines of modern communication, how far should a school therapist go to be accessible and still maintain a private life? In today's virtual world, there is little privacy left, and everyone is faced with a "how much is too much?" scenario, but for therapists, where the equation includes doctor/patient relationship complications, the answer is vitally important. It's a sticky issue. On one hand, open communication is your stock in trade. On the other, revealing personal information about your own life may result in a lack of professionalism, and as a result, hurt your reputation.

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