It’s important to understand and educate our kids on the curated versus real life truths of the selfie world.
Here are some quick facts about the realities of selfies: How many pictures do you take before posting a selfie?
From there, you can help your kids build self-esteem from more than just selfies and likes by: You can expect your children, ages 6 to 11, to spend on average 4 hours and 59 minutes per day in front of screens (TV, Phones, Tablets, Laptops, Computers).31 minutes of that time is spent multi-tasking across multiple screens, which rises significantly in the teenage years.
There are two peak times, one in the morning around am with around 70% of children engaged with a screen and the second between pm at pm with around 90% of children engaged with screens.
By 9pm, less than 30% of children are still on screens.
You can expect the majority (52%) of that time to be spent in watching activities, with a growing trend towards watching online video clips mostly via tablets or computers (60% of children).
Teenagers these days see a drop in watching activities to 32% of their screen time and a sharp rise in social media / messaging activities to 27% of their screen time and continue to play games 17% of the time.
Here are some quick stats on where these messages go: There are some very serious emotional risks and legal consequences associated with sending, asking for or forward sexually explicit content that parents should review with their kids. Here are the common ones to talk to your kids about: Social media and the media in general play a big role in the self-esteem of our kids.The mission of the Mus Effect dance company is to encourage dialogue on social issues through our art.We all have a voice in how to stop bullying and promote healthy relationships. Tell us what you think of the site, is there anything you would like to read more about, any issues we haven't covered?The best place to start is by having a conversation with our kids to educate ourselves and them on cyberbullying.
Here are a few stats on cyberbullying to consider: Another great topic of discussion is how cyberbullying might make your kid feel or how others would feel if they are the victim of cyberbullying.
Here are some of the common feelings to discuss with your kids about cyberbullying: With smartphones and cameras all too accessible for kids, it’s important for us as parents to educate ourselves and our kids on sending sexually explicit messages, photos and videos to others.