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Learn4Life offers tips for teens and parents this season
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, but for some it can be a toxic time, full of anxiety and endless scrolling. Studies show social media use among children spikes about 70 percent during the holiday season1, for a total of more than eight hours per day2.
“But not everything about social media has to be negative. There are some positive aspects,” explained Jaspreet Kaur, school counselor at Learn4Life, a network of 80+ high schools that offers personalized learning, school counseling services and life skills training. “Parents need to be aware of what social media platforms their teens are on, encourage them to reduce their time online and look for new ways to interact both on and offline.” She offers these tips for parents:
“Social media can prevent us from experiencing and enjoying the present,” said Kaur. “We should delight in spending time with loved ones and doing special holiday activities – not scrolling and scrolling to see what other people are doing. This is an important lesson parents can teach their teens.”
For more information about Learn4Life high schools, visit www.learn4life.org.
Learn4Life is a network of nonprofit public schools that provides students personalized learning, career training and life skills. Each school is locally controlled, tuition free and gives students the flexibility and one-on-one attention they need to succeed. Serving more than 47,000 students – including full-time and intersession students – we help them prepare for a future beyond high school. For more information, please visit www.learn4life.org.
Ann Abajian, Learn4Life