SOCIAL MEDIA, SMARTPHONES & TEEN SUICIDE
“LOVE You For YOU!” is a book that will inspire children, teachers, parents, social workers, social activists and humanitarians to want to continue making a difference in the lives of others. The crafty flow of words and the charming message will raise multi-cultural awareness in addition to teaching self-empowerment and accepting diversity in others.
Cyberbullying and Social Media was a topic that we first discussed on the Podcast back in 2016, but it seems to be increasing and now teen suicide rates are on the rise with heavy use of smartphones and social media.
A study shows that suicide rates among teenagers have risen along with their ownership of smartphones and the overuse of social media, suggesting a disturbing link between technology and teen self-harm.
This evening’s Podcast guest was Precious Allen, an International Children’s Book author of “Love You For You!” and is an educator. She teaches in the inner city of Chicago, IL and is deeply passionate about building self-esteem and preventing suicide among young children.
It was a great interview despite a time zone mix up, but I was able to speak with Precious at the end of the show on the topic of “Social Media and Teen Suicide” which is a very important topic of discussion for parents to have and hear.
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