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How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

Written by Kelly Wallace, CNN After a horrific event like the terrorism in Brussels or the Paris attacks, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can’t make sense of ourselves? “When we feel ourselves […]

How Adults Can Step Up in Youth Social Activism

Bernadette Sanchez In a recent example of youth social activism, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau started a campaign via YouTube videos and social media (#BlackAtBLS) to expose the racially hostile environment at their Boston elite public school. They gave examples of teachers who either engaged in racial microagressions and blatant racism and administrators who were […]

#FOMO Leads To Depression And Anxiety In Teen Social Media Users

By Alyssa Navarro, Tech Times A report revealed that most teenagers today suffer from the fear of missing out or FOMO which is generated when they use social media. Experts from the Australian Psychological Society found FOMO elevates anxiety levels of teenagers and may contribute to depression. The findings, released [pdf] in the 2015 National Stress and […]

Texting too Much? Implications of Text Messaging for Adolescent Well-Being

By Tara Kuther, Society for Research on Adolescence Adolescents rely on text messaging to communicate with their friends more than any other form of contact, including face-to-face interaction. Most research to date on text messaging has relied on self-report surveys.  Underwood and colleagues conducted a naturalistic study of text messaging in 172 14-year old adolescents […]

Study shows the keys 10 keys to fundraising for nonprofits on Facebook

Posted by Patricia Donovan-Buffalo Charitable fundraising used to depend primarily upon a charity’s size, efficiency, and longstanding reputation. Now, researchers find that sites like Kickstarter, Razoo, Facebook, and Twitter have created a more level playing field in the nonprofit world, one where successful use of technology can make up for limited organizational size. Technology and social […]

2015 New Mexico Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

2015 Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is now seeking proposals for the 2015 mentoring conference: New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation.  The 8th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 23 at the Student Union […]

Mentoring and Egocentrism: Do people overestimate their ability to provide emotional support over email?

Kruger, J., Epley, N., Parker, J., & Ng, Z. (2005). Egocentrism over e-mail: Can we communicate as well as we think?. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 89(6), 925-936. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.89.6.925 summarized by Evan Cutler, Assistant Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring  Introduction: Kruger, Epley, Parker, & Ng (2005) conducted five studies to explore how people communicate with a […]

Facebook adds lifelines to prevent teen suicide

Posted by Deborah Bach-UW on March 2, 2015. In addition to vacation photos and cat videos, people also share details about their personal lives and feelings on Facebook—including occasional posts about despair and even thoughts of suicide. As the world’s biggest social network, with more than 1.39 billion users, Facebook is uniquely able to provide online […]

Mentoring and social media: New research guides policy and practice

summarized by Evan Cutler, Asst. Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Schwartz, S. E. O., Rhodes, J. E., Liang, B., Sánchez, B., Spencer, R., Kremer, S., & Kanchewa, S. (2014). Mentoring in the digital age: Social media use in adult-youth relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 47, 205-213.   Introduction Digital communication (e.g. texting, emailing, Facebook, etc.) […]

New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology

by Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow While some family members and educators fear the potential dangers that can come with teens navigating the digital world, one researcher has found that the proliferation of personal devices in the hands of teens might not be so bad. On Friday, Candice Odgers, director of the Center for Child and […]