Social Media and Body Image

Updated 3 March 2022 under Health Guides.

Social media has become a big part of many peoples’ lives, especially teenagers. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok are used by people all over the world. There are […]

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My 11 year old sister is looking at sex sites and following explicit accounts. I also found out that she’s interested in weed and alcohol, is that an act of childhood trauma or something?

Updated 25 May 2021 under Ask Us.

Thank you so much for reaching out about your sister. It’s hard to know why she might be looking at inappropriate websites or illegal substances, but what’s most important is […]

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I recently became friends with a new classmate. I really like them, but they constantly ask me to send dirty (nude) pictures. I did send one and now I feel really guilty. Is it OK to send a picture of myself in my bra and underwear? How can I get my friend to stop asking for these pictures?

Updated 19 October 2020 under Ask Us.

Great question! For starters, if your friend or partner is worthy of your friendship, then they shouldn’t be pressuring you into doing something you don’t feel comfortable doing. If you […]

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So my nudes (pics) are getting shown everywhere and I can’t tell my parents about it, so what do I do, please help me!!

Updated 17 December 2018 under Ask Us.

One of the reasons it’s important not to post anything online that you wouldn’t want your grandma to see, is because nothing that you post or send online is ever […]

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How can I understand politics and the news more? How can I tell if it is real or fake news?

Updated 21 April 2017 under Ask Us.

You are not alone in trying to figure out whether news is real or fake—a recent study found that that a lot of teens have trouble telling the difference between […]

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Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)

Updated 16 April 2021 under Health Guides.

Media and digital technology are everywhere, and most of us use some form of it every day without even thinking about it. We use it to do homework, to keep […]

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I spend a lot of time texting with my friends. Is it possible to be addicted to texting?

Updated 13 August 2015 under Ask Us.

Texting is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but since it is a less intimate form of communication, there can be drawbacks. You may feel […]

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Identity Theft

Updated 13 August 2019 under Health Guides.

Many people know that identity theft is a national problem. However, did you know that identity theft is more common among kids, teenagers, and college students than any other age […]

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