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Some promise and pitfalls of mentoring in the digital age

Some promise and pitfalls of mentoring in the digital age

by Jean Rhodes Considering how widespread it is, it is somewhat alarming that there is not yet a uniform standard of best practice around social media in youth mentoring. Granted, many programs have wrestled with this issue, and we sought to determine how to update the Elements of Effective Practice  and the youth mentoring Code of […]

APA’s new survey on stress and technology use has implications for mentoring

APA’s new survey on stress and technology use has implications for mentoring

Written by Justin Preston Last week the American Psychological Association (APA) released the second part of their findings from their 1oth annual Stress in America survey. While the first part of the findings dealt with changing national politics, the economy, and other topics (see below for a link to the report on these findings), we […]

A conversation with Dr. Belle Liang: The intersection of positive female youth development and mentoring
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A conversation with Dr. Belle Liang: The intersection of positive female youth development and mentoring

Written by Sam Burton Dr. Belle Liang is an Associate Professor in the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. Dr. Liang is a member of the Research and Policy Council of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership and Advisory Board of the National Cadre of Mentoring Researchers. As a national expert […]

With friends like these: Research identifies likely source of teen cyberbullying
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With friends like these: Research identifies likely source of teen cyberbullying

Written by Matthew Swayne, futurity.org   Past or present friendship or dating makes cyberbullying much more likely to occur between two teenagers, new research shows. “A common concern regarding cyberbullying is that strangers can attack someone, but here we see evidence that there are significant risks associated with close connections,” says Diane Felmlee, professor of […]

Social media and body issues in youth: Why mentors are well-suited to intervene
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Social media and body issues in youth: Why mentors are well-suited to intervene

Written by Allison Hydzik   Young adults who log onto social media sites frequently throughout the week or spend hours trawling various social feeds during the day may be at greater risk of eating and body image concerns, according to a new study. Gender, specific age, race, and income did not influence the association—all demographic […]

Not buying what they’re selling: Making friends reduces influence of negative media

Not buying what they’re selling: Making friends reduces influence of negative media

By Lesley Henton, Futurity People whose only knowledge of Muslims comes from the media are very likely to have negative emotions and stereotypical beliefs about them, new research shows. In the Journal of Communication, Srividya Ramasubramanian, associate dean of liberal arts and professor of communication at Texas A&M University, used multiple studies, surveying non-Muslims on […]

Avoiding the electronic communication trap for teens: An opportunity for mentors

Avoiding the electronic communication trap for teens: An opportunity for mentors

Nesi, J., Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2016). Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation, Journal of Research on Adolescence Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12274 Summarized by Benjamin Alford Introduction: With the convenience and growth of technology in the lives of individuals around the […]

How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

Written by Kelly Wallace, CNN After a horrific event like the terrorism in Brussels or the Paris attacks, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can’t make sense of ourselves? “When we feel ourselves […]

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How Adults Can Step Up in Youth Social Activism

How Adults Can Step Up in Youth Social Activism

Bernadette Sanchez In a recent example of youth social activism, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau started a campaign via YouTube videos and social media (#BlackAtBLS) to expose the racially hostile environment at their Boston elite public school. They gave examples of teachers who either engaged in racial microagressions and blatant racism and administrators who were […]

Texting too Much? Implications of Text Messaging for Adolescent Well-Being

Texting too Much? Implications of Text Messaging for Adolescent Well-Being

By Tara Kuther, Society for Research on Adolescence Adolescents rely on text messaging to communicate with their friends more than any other form of contact, including face-to-face interaction. Most research to date on text messaging has relied on self-report surveys.  Underwood and colleagues conducted a naturalistic study of text messaging in 172 14-year old adolescents […]