In the age of social media, adolescents are able to utilize digital peer pressure to influence behavior of vulnerable teens and tweens. The recent internet phenomena circulating social media sites is the Salt and Ice Challenge (SIC).
“Dear Amanda, I’m working with parents that are struggling with their kids’ behavioral outbursts when they take away their device. It’s almost like they have an addiction to their phone or tablet. I’ve heard of internet addiction, but is there device addiction?”
Being a parent today is a hard job. We are busy cooking, cleaning, taking kids to sports/dance practice and coordinating everyone’s schedules! This can be exhausting! At times we forget how impressionable kids are.
I’m sure many of us are telling our kids not to send nudes, but are we telling them not to request them equally?
With every new challenge we take on in life, there is an expectation set before the venture begins. Elementary, middle, and high schools have a handbook to follow. There are expectations about attendance, academics, and behaviors.