Sean Parker on Facebook: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’ – The Verge

Sean Parker, of Napster fame and an early investor in Facebook, says the founders of the social networking site knew they were creating something people would become addicted to, reports Axios. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he said at an Axios event in Philadelphia, noting that he has become a…

Depression Hits Teen Girls Especially Hard, And High Social Media Use Doesn’t Help : Shots – Health News : NPR

February 13, 20174:30 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Patti Neighmond A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgments from social media may play a role, researchers say. But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests…

There can be an end: Cyber-bullying in dance studios: YPAD Article featured in Dance Informa

Once upon a time, before smartphones and tablets, some youth (children and adolescents) would be bullied at school and/or extra-curricular activities. They’d go home, maybe tell their parents or siblings, or maybe keep it inside. The feelings of shame, betrayal and self-doubt would remain – but at least the actual acts of bullying would cease…

Just why do intelligent middle-class girls send explicit pictures of themselves to boys? | Daily Mail Online

YPAD knows this to be unfortunately true and this article is a great eye opener as to how often teens are sexting. This is also how many sex predators are caught in the dance industry. Parents please be mindful of what your teens are sending. Beth White, 17, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, began sexting when…