COVID-19 EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESOURCES
Emotional Support line and Mental Health Resources from NAMI, Georgia.
Trained Crisis Counselors are available 24/7
Stress Reducing Breathing Tutorials for Adults and Students:
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT - RESOURCES TO HELP WITH STRESS
Educators are also turning to a wide array of digital tools that provide everything from breathing exercises and journaling prompts to quick options to check on a students’ mental health. Alex Shevrin Venet, a college professor and former administrator at a therapeutic high school, recommends the SuperBetter App, which uses digital games like “fulfilling a quest” or “recruiting allies” to teach kids social and emotional skills like cooperation and persistence. The popular Calm App, which focuses on relaxation, also features activities just for kids.
Links for parents on Video Game Addiction. These articles give good, practical advice on how to help parents identify characteristics that lead to gaming addiction. The second link has a questionnaire/rating scale. The last link quotes a lot of evidence-based research.
ARTICLE: Sharenting--5 Questions to Ask Before You Post
I recently learned a new term: sharenting - a term used to describe the overuse of social media by parents to share content based on their children.
This article from healthychildren.org share important concepts (and consequences) that parents need to understand about sharing information about their children onliine and suggest five questions to ask before sharing anything online about children.
RESOURCES: Teens and Online Concerns
This article, "The Most Dangerous Teen Apps of 2019 Parents Should Know," from the Illinois Family Organization, was published February 12, 2019. It includes some apps we have cautioned parents about in the past, as well as some new ones. I urge you to monitor your child's online activity. For additional information, check out "10 Apps Kids Use that Parents Should Know About." There may be some overlap with the previous article, but it includes additional apps, such as the Calculator+ app that allows children to "hide" photos and videos. Another rising concern relates to the propensity of students to create fake Instagram accounts (Finstagrams or Finstas for short) to publish for a select group of friends photos and videos that might be objectionable to adults. In "We Asked a Teen About Fake Instagrams and Crying Selfies," you can read what a teen says about Finstagrams.
RESOURCES FOR MILITARY STUDENTS
RESOURCES TO HELP WITH WORRY AND ANXIETY