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Screen Obsessed

31 Mar

We have become a culture that is constantly connected , and are obsessed with our social media websites. In this day and age we are finding that there have been some harmful side effects for the instant connections we are able to make. ” Facebook depression” is the latest in this list.  It is unclear at this point if “Facebook depression” is its own condition, or if it is a symptom adding to the struggles for the someone already diagnosed with depression.  Due to the instant access to information teens are finding it difficult to navigate these complex social waters.  Parents can help.  Staying connected to teens through social media sites and monitoring use can help open up conversations about how these websites are making the teen feel.

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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Articles

 

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