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Navigating social media risks, benefits with the teenage patient

September 14, 2017

In a 2011 survey from the AAP Council on Communications and Media, researchers found that nearly one-fourth of all teenagers access social media sites more than 10 times daily — far more frequently than surveyed parents believed.

The increasing availability of digital technology among teenagers has only compounded this trend: 75% of surveyed teenagers owned smartphones, 25% of whom use them for social media. While social media sites represent crucial components in teenage social and emotional development, clinicians and parents are also concerned about the risks associated with these unsupervised digital communities, including cyberbullying, sexting, online solicitation, and media-related depression.

Poll: 1 in 3 parents worry about bullying, cyberbullying

August 25, 2017
A new report from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan indicated bullying and cyberbullying…
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AAP warns that oral, dental injuries may indicate child abuse

August 10, 2017
Pediatric and dental providers are encouraged to collaborate in documenting and reporting suspicious oral/dental injuries and diseases that may be indicative of child…
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Bullying may lead to poor psychological function, desire for cosmetic surgery

June 2, 2017
Adolescents victims of bullying were more likely to report poor psychological function and desire cosmetic surgery, according to recent findings. The researchers…
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Coping Strategies for Child Bully-Victims

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Distinguish what types of bullying are most common at different ages. 2. Describe six questions to screen for…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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