I really like the concept of pay it forward, and this study published last summer shows that the concept also is the link between secure family relationships and having empathy for friends as a teen. Do note: I wrote the link, not the causal link as the study doesn’t allow to draw this kind of… Read More “Pay it forward” (about friendships between teenagers)
This study only shows correlations, typical for screen time research. Paulich and colleagues show in their research that school-aged children who spend more time in front of screens are only slightly more likely to have attention disorders, disturbed sleep or lower grades and The good news is that they are no more likely to suffer… Read More The benefits of screen time for school-aged children?
I’m still busy reading the studies that I missed during my break, and this is certainly an important and depressing one as it shows that an alarming percentage of children and adolescents are experiencing a global-wide mental crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic From the press release: The UCalgary study is a meta-analysis, pooling together… Read More New meta-analysis: Depression and anxiety symptoms have doubled among young people during the pandemic
A lot of people associate social media and cell phones with stress and other negative consequences for young people, although we’ve learned from earlier research that social media usage is often a symptom rather than a cause. But we’ve also seen that social media can actually help, this new study confirms this but adds the… Read More Cell phones and social media can also help teens cope with stressful events, but how?
I think this is a very interesting study as it made me look in a different way at something that seemed logical but is not. I do also think that there is some causal relationship is being mixed up with a mere correlation in the press release, luckily not in the actual study. From the… Read More Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things
I did a lot of research on the perception of teachers by their students, but what about vice versa? This new study sheds a light: From the press release: The ‘ideal student’ – valued by both learners and university staff – is a punctual, organized, hard worker and enthusiastic learner – rather than someone with… Read More Who is the “perfect student”?
Sleep and exercise have been two important worries about children for the past few decades, for sure in relation to obesity. New research from the University of South Australia shows that the same decline in body mass index may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise with some extra insights! From the press… Read More What’s better for children: sleep or exercise?
More cartoons about school life during Covid, check this post by Larry Cuban.
As I child I watched way too much television. Besides helping me learn to speak and write a personal kind of English, what has been the result? A new report assesses the values emphasized by television programs popular with tweens over each decade from 1967 to 2017, charting how 16 values have waxed and waned… Read More How has television been shaping the values of our children?
This is the presentation I used in the webinar I gave for the fine people of the EU-CONEXUS-project. In this talk, I discuss the fake, lesser important, and the real crises young people experience today.