Screen Time

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The average young American now spends practically every waking minute—except for the time in school—using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Kids ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day with such devices.  And since so many of them are multitasking — say surfing the internet while texting and/or chatting online — they pack on average nearly 11 hours of media content into those seven-and-a-half hours.

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Cyberbullying

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These days, bullying involves more than pushing a child down on the playground.

Modern kids face cyber-bullying, which is using the Internet, cell phones, or other devices with the willful intention of hurting, harming, or embarrassing another person. The range of cyber-bullying behaviors run the gamut, including name-calling, spreading gossip, threats, teasing, sexual harassment, hate speech, deception by someone who is misrepresenting themselves, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation.

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