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Parenting articles and web links on Mental Wellness and Technology
Created by OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO | 36 items
These articles and web links from the Internet were developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.
https://ottawa.bibliocommons.com/list/share/783972707/1878463519
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The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ985541.pdf
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The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders
https://medium.com/the-mission/the-decline-of-play-and-rise-in-childrens-mental-disorders-7cc348ee8529
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Epidemiology of mental disorders in children and adolescents Epidemiology of mental disorders in children and adolescents
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2807642/
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Preventing and Calming Kids’ Technology-Fueled Anxiety | Psychology Today Canada Preventing and Calming Kids’ Technology-Fueled Anxiety | Psychology Today Canada
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/going-beyond-intelligence/201711/preventing-and-calming-kids-technology-fueled-anxiety
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We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones | Time We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones | Time
https://time.com/4974863/kids-smartphones-depression/
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Young and Cueless: Thinking About the Big Rise in Anxiety | Psychology Today Canada Young and Cueless: Thinking About the Big Rise in Anxiety | Psychology Today Canada
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/sliding-vs-deciding/201711/young-and-cueless-thinking-about-the-big-rise-in-anxiety
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Study finds smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face social interactions Study finds smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face social interactions
https://www.psypost.org/2017/11/study-finds-smartphone-use-undermines-enjoyment-face-face-social-interactions-50239
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How has society managed to produce a generation of teenagers in which mental-health problems are so prevalent? How has society managed to produce a generation of teenagers in which mental-health problems are so prevalent?
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/teenage-mental-health-crisis-rates-depression-have-soared-past-25-years-a6894676.html
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When Anxiety Hits at School When Anxiety Hits at School
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/when-anxiety-hits-at-school/380622/
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Why are So Many Teens and 20-Somethings Today Anxiety-Ridden? Why are So Many Teens and 20-Somethings Today Anxiety-Ridden?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.html
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Anxiety: the epidemic sweeping through Generation Y Anxiety: the epidemic sweeping through Generation Y
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/anxiety-the-epidemic-sweeping-through-generation-y/
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Does Technology Cause ADHD? - ADHD Center - Everyday Health Does Technology Cause ADHD? - ADHD Center - Everyday Health
https://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd-awareness/does-technology-cause-adhd.aspx
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Between a Cyborg and a Hard Place Between a Cyborg and a Hard Place
https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/blog/between-a-cyborg-and-a-hard-place/
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How To Help Kids Use Digital Technology Wisely : Shots - Health News : NPR How To Help Kids Use Digital Technology Wisely : Shots - Health News : NPR
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/14/493919532/trying-to-get-the-kids-to-put-down-those-phones-heres-help?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
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Screenwise, by Devorah Heitner Screenwise, by Devorah Heitner
https://www.raisingdigitalnatives.com/
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Lightweb Darkweb Lightweb Darkweb
https://raffifoundation.org/lightwebdarkwebbook.html
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Is the Web a Vast Sociological Experiment? | Psychology Today Canada Is the Web a Vast Sociological Experiment? | Psychology Today Canada
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-moment-youth/201409/is-the-web-vast-sociological-experiment
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Youth suicide rates are rising. School and the Internet may be to blame. Youth suicide rates are rising. School and the Internet may be to blame.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/30/youth-suicide-rates-rising-school-and-internet-may-blame/356539001/
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Cyberbullying Facts and Statistics Cyberbullying Facts and Statistics
https://www.teensafe.com/blog/cyber-bullying-facts-and-statistics/
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Parenting Teenagers: Build community; Go online; Play video games; Chat online; Learn to manage emotions | Dona Matthews Parenting Teenagers: Build community; Go online; Play video games; Chat online; Learn to manage emotions | Dona Matthews
https://donamatthews.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/parenting-teenagers-build-community-go-online-play-video-games-chat-online-learn-to-manage-emotions/
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Studies of Teens Challenge Us to Keep Learning | Psychology Today Canada Studies of Teens Challenge Us to Keep Learning | Psychology Today Canada
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-moment-youth/201401/studies-teens-challenge-us-keep-learning
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Beyond Intelligence | Secrets for raising happily productive kids by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster Beyond Intelligence | Secrets for raising happily productive kids by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster
http://beyondintelligence.net/
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Personal Zen, the App for Reducing Stress and Anxiety Personal Zen, the App for Reducing Stress and Anxiety
http://www.personalzen.com/
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Digital Mental Health Digital Mental Health
https://dennis-tiwary.com/ehealth/
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Online pornography: Effects on children & young people Online pornography: Effects on children & young people
https://aifs.gov.au/sites/default/files/publication-documents/online_pornography-effects_on_children_young_people_snapshot.pdf
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So How Do We Talk About This?: When Children See Internet Pornography So How Do We Talk About This?: When Children See Internet Pornography
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/garden/when-children-see-internet-pornography.html
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X-rated material and perpetration of sexually aggressive behavior among children and adolescents: is there a link? X-rated material and perpetration of sexually aggressive behavior among children and adolescents: is there a link?
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ab.20367
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So your kid is looking at porn. Now what? | SafeKids.com So your kid is looking at porn. Now what? | SafeKids.com
http://www.safekids.com/2011/12/17/so-your-kid-is-looking-at-pornography-now-what/
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Why So Many People Are Stressed and Depressed | Psychology Today Canada Why So Many People Are Stressed and Depressed | Psychology Today Canada
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/our-changing-culture/201410/why-so-many-people-are-stressed-and-depressed
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It's Not the Job Market It's Not the Job Market
https://slate.com/culture/2011/01/american-anxiety-the-three-real-reasons-why-we-are-more-stressed-than-ever-before.html
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Rich countries are more anxious than poorer countries Rich countries are more anxious than poorer countries
https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/15/anxiety-rich-country-poor-country/
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Anxiety nation: why are so many of us so ill at ease? Anxiety nation: why are so many of us so ill at ease?
https://www.newstatesman.com/2014/04/anxiety-nation-why-are-so-many-us-so-ill-ease
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What Is ADHD? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention | Everyday Health What Is ADHD? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention | Everyday Health
https://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd/guide/
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Technology Makes ADHD Better, Not Worse -- Part I Technology Makes ADHD Better, Not Worse -- Part I
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dalearcher/2015/06/25/technology-makes-adhd-better-not-worse-part-i/?sh=5796d1a4992c
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A Nation of Kids with Gadgets and ADHD A Nation of Kids with Gadgets and ADHD
https://techland.time.com/2013/07/08/a-nation-of-kids-with-gadgets-and-adhd/
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A Nation of Kids with Gadgets and ADHD A Nation of Kids with Gadgets and ADHD
https://www.waldorflibrary.org/images/stories/Journal_Articles/RB7107.pdf
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