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Do your kids have Digital Stress
Posted on: November 26th, 2019

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Digital Stress? What is it?

Digital Stress is Stress caused by adverse interactions in Social Media, Texts, Chat rooms, or forums. Nowadays exists two classes of Digital Stress:

Class 1: Is a result of Cyberbullying.

Class 2: Anxiety transformed into a Stalker.

 

What are the signs and symptoms of Digital Stress?

  • Anxiety or panic attacks.
  • Indirect communication.
  • Increased secrecy.
  • Anger.
  • Depression.
  • Failing grades.
  • Rebellion.
  • Stomachaches, headaches not explained by a medical condition.

 

What’s Triggering about Social Media?

  • They are seeing people posting about parties or events to which they haven’t been invited.
  • There are feeling pressure to post positive and amazing content about themselves.
  • There are feeling pressure to get comments and likes on their posts.

 

Tips for parents to avoid Digital Stress

  • Manage cell phone and internet.
  • Transform your Social Media in a model for your child.
  • Discuss the risks of posting pictures and comments online.
  • If you notice a change, open a non-judgmental dialogue with your child or seek professional help.
  • Make a schedule with your child about the use of Social Media at home.
  • Monitor their Social Media, only sometimes.
  • Try not to fight with your child, try to understand the pressure, and help them.

 

 


 

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