One of the goals of Shape The Sky is to bridge the gap between wisdom gained from over a lifetime and knowledge of current technology and trends.
GREENBURG, PA. (WPXI News) – “Ryan Klingensmith, a licensed professional counselor, founded Shape the Sky. It’s essentially a one-stop shop for parents. He told Channel 11 parents should know how these apps function, but he said what is most important is knowing your child’s behavior. One way to do that? Follow your child on Snapchat.”
PENNSYLVANIA (Pennslyvania Capital-Star) – “Middletown Area High School, which enrolls 650 students in a rural part of Dauphin County, was designed with security in mind. The school is surveilled with more than 115 security cameras, according to its principal Michael Carnes.”
Since 2012, I’ve been doing trainings trying to help adults understand the world of youth, technology, social media, and mental health. When I first started doing my trainings, I was targeting the parents of high school aged kiddos. Now I’m trying to get elementary parents to my trainings. As youth get technology younger and younger, they can see and misunderstand healthy and unhealthy mental health.
I’m very excited to see this initiative in PA. Hopefully we will see some action towards prevention and treatment for mental health in PA. Hopefully other states will follow this lead.
A parent emailed me asking if I thought the Lure app was appropriate for his 12 year old child. I did my research. Lure is a “Chat Fiction” app that allows the reader to follow a story told as if you were watching someone’s text message log.
Here is another release in our App Resource Guide for Adults. While Snapchat has a deceptive feel to it due to the disappearing messaging function, the messages/pictures/videos are not always inappropriate.
I’m excited to share a new resource! I’ve been working on this App Resource Guide for adults since December of last year. I’m kicking this resource off by sharing information about Instagram.
Over the years, the mental health hashtags have evolved and are ever-changing. It’s difficult to keep up with all of the mental health hashtags as they are sometimes blocked on Instagram or other social media platforms, but when certain hashtags become blocked, others come to life to replace them.
With the release of 13 Reasons Why Season 3 on August 23rd, 2019, the 13 Reasons Why Toolkit has been updated.