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Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Mi Zhang, Michigan State University; David Mohr, Northwestern University, and Jingbo Meng, Michigan State University Depression is the leading mental health issue on college campuses in the U.S. In…

How to be a healthy user of social media

How to be a healthy user of social media

Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of…

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

Jennifer Harman, Colorado State University Parental alienation – defined as when one parent’s relationship with his or her child is harmed by the other parent – can have devastating consequences. Many…

The disturbing connection between bullying and sexual harassment

The disturbing connection between bullying and sexual harassment

Dorothy Espelage, University of Florida Over the past two decades, the national media has given considerable attention to disturbing stories of youth suicides that have resulted in part from bullying…

New Data: Surprising Number of California Parents Experienced Abuse as Children

New Data: Surprising Number of California Parents Experienced Abuse as Children

By Jocelyn Wiener One out of five California adults with children living in their homes were beaten, kicked or physically abused when they were children, and one in ten were…

We shouldn’t worry so much about our kids’ anxiety –  it’s a normal part of growing up

We shouldn’t worry so much about our kids’ anxiety – it’s a normal part of growing up

Line Caes, University of Stirling There’s been a big rise in the number of young people seeking help for their anxieties, according to Childline. The telephone counselling service has…

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by Time, it talks about just how much children and toddlers are affected by the opioid…

Why children need social media lessons

Why children need social media lessons

Peter Coe, Aston University It has given a voice to a generation, and helped unite people and communities far and wide. But social media is not always used as a…

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or…

An end to sleepless nights? New hope for families raising children with ADHD

An end to sleepless nights? New hope for families raising children with ADHD

Alice M. Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London Raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be difficult. Some days feel long and the respite of a peaceful night…

The Ads Say ‘Get Your Flu Shot Today,’ But It May Be Wiser To Wait

The Ads Say ‘Get Your Flu Shot Today,’ But It May Be Wiser To Wait

By Julie Appleby The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot. Convenience is touted. So are incentives: CVS offers a 20-percent-off shopping…