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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (77)

Year 2, Week 27 (77)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

29.09.2021-05.10.2021

This Week’s Top Links

05.10.2021

Instagram's grim appeal as a silent self-esteem breaker

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/05/health/instagram-self-esteem-parenting-wellness/index.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

I was going to lead with a different link, but this story by CNN of a young girl compulsively making herself look “attractive” for an Instagram post was too important to miss. Especially in the wake of the Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp crash around the world yesterday revealing how dependent so many are upon these platforms and yet, how vulnerable they are. Also in light of the 60 minutes interview of a Facebook Whistleblower revealing internal memos that show Facebook executives knew exactly how damaging their platforms were to teens (and especially teen females) and yet kept targeting that group, while misleading stockholders.

04.10.2021

What “Holding Space” for Someone Means and How To Do It

https://www.wellandgood.com/holding-space/

Holding Space is a beautiful term for giving someone time to deal with stress and anxiety by promising a “listening opportunity” when they’re ready to talk. It can also be a gift to yourself when you’re dealing with issues that are hard to handle.

03.10.2021

Morality Demonstrated in Stories Can Alter Judgement for Early Adolescents - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/morality-reading-teens-19399/

At a time when there is so much negative news, it is refreshing to know that reading stories with compassionate morality demonstrated in them can impact the way your adolescent looks at others. It’s so important to feed that side of their maturation when negativity flows so readily.

02.10.2021

Why Bill Gates gave away 4 million copies of this book to future leaders

https://www.fastcompany.com/90682027/why-bill-gates-gave-away-4-million-copies-of-this-book-to-future-leaders?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Isn’t it time we encourage young people to seek facts in their decision-making. Bill Gates thinks so and to that effect, he gave 4 million copies of the book, Factfulness, by Hans Rosling, to graduates of Universities this year.

01.10.2021

Silver Linings: Positive Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children

https://www.parents.com/kids/health/childrens-mental-health/silver-linings-positive-effects-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-children/

It’s hard to think of lists of positive effects of a virus that’s been impacting us and changing our habits for so long, but this article does have some insightful points. Take time to read and see if there are any points you haven’t recognized or explored yet. Maybe—with a little imagination—you can add a few more positive points to your pandemic experience.

30.09.2021

First look: Thousands of school board members urge Biden to protect them

https://www.axios.com/school-board-threats-critical-race-theory-d99a7959-829c-48dd-b1b3-93b89760c3d2.html

Viola Garcia, President of the National School Boards Association, wrote to President Biden, the FBI and the Secret Service to offer protection to its 90,000 elected school board officials. There is no excuse for violence regardless if someone’ opinion differs from our own.

29.09.2021

Why Kindness Is So Important for Kids

https://redtri.com/teaching-kids-to-be-kind-is-important/

Teaching kindness to your children is the most important gift you can give them to prepare them for a healthy, balanced adulthood. This article will tell you why kindness is a “superpower” and how to help children grow it.

 

This Week’s Links

05.10.2021

Instagram's grim appeal as a silent self-esteem breaker

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/05/health/instagram-self-esteem-parenting-wellness/index.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Instagram's grim appeal as a silent self-esteem breaker

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/05/health/instagram-self-esteem-parenting-wellness/index.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Impact of COVID-19 on poor mental health in children and young people ‘tip of the iceberg’ – UNICEF

https://www.unicef.org/yemen/press-releases/impact-covid-19-poor-mental-health-children-and-young-people-tip-iceberg-unicef

12 Things Introverts Absolutely Need in Life to Be Happy

https://introvertdear.com/news/introverts-happy-need/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Introvert%2C%20Dear&fbclid=IwAR1SwFshcVyLPiXpCsijxscGNzbg87NYM1qmGcTwSK89dTO-Yf3hdOQA9OM

How to be an introverted leader

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/how-to-be-an-introverted-leader

Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/05/1043207218/whistleblower-to-congress-facebook-products-harm-children-and-weaken-democracy

Kids on Cusp of Adult Covid Shots Set Off Queries for Doctors

https://apple.news/ABRq8lrSAS_yGYBuCCHX84Q

‘Exhausted and underpaid’: teachers across the US are leaving their jobs in record numbers

https://apple.news/AHQGCQ0XjSZC0OxtC5yDcrw

People Are Sharing The Dark Effects Of The Pandemic That Are Rarely Talked About And It's Truly Eye-Opening

https://apple.news/AJeJ8GqcbTxy8lkYq1KMsyQ

JPMorgan says it's banning business travel for unvaccinated staff and will soon deduct extra pay for COVID-19 tests and health insurance: report

https://www.businessinsider.com/jpmorgan-vaccine-rules-business-travel-unvaccinated-staff-pay-covid-test-2021-10

04.10.2021

What “Holding Space” for Someone Means and How To Do It

https://www.wellandgood.com/holding-space/

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the role of leaders

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/10/5-ways-the-pandemic-is-changing-the-role-of-leaders/

Case for vaccine mandates keeps getting stronger

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2021/10/04/Case-for-vaccine-mandates-keeps-getting-stronger/stories/202110040003

How Merck's antiviral pill could change the game for COVID-19

https://apple.news/ATIS54zL-T-yqmSOzZT73-g

What Science Knows Now About the Risk of Covid-19 Transmission on Planes

https://apple.news/AgHHfXcmOS_mSNeKQ06_Qvg

New Zealand Officially Abandons Covid-Zero Strategy

https://gizmodo.com/new-zealand-abandons-covid-zero-strategy-leaving-few-c-1847791560

The wonder stuff: what I learned about happiness from a month of ‘awe walks’

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/04/the-wonder-stuff-what-i-learned-about-happiness-from-a-month-of-awe-walks

03.10.2021

Morality Demonstrated in Stories Can Alter Judgement for Early Adolescents - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/morality-reading-teens-19399/

When Your Teen Just Really Hates School

https://www.scarymommy.com/teen-hates-school/

People Are Sharing Toxic Things We Should Stop Telling Young Children, And It's Thought-Provoking

https://www.buzzfeed.com/amatullahshaw/things-to-stop-telling-kids

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

https://apple.news/AxjzaZaPvSn23b67LhXI5EQ

Almost eight in 10 support proof-of-vaccine requirement to visit public places: poll

https://ottawacitizen.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/almost-eight-in-10-support-proof-of-vaccine-requirement-to-visit-public-places-poll/wcm/54d99d34-43a8-447c-af4e-f23402a94b25

California Becomes First State to Impose COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Schoolchildren

https://apple.news/AmDkixsiAQNyYlI9cVhY8aQ

Five biggest myths about the COVID-19 vaccines, debunked

https://fortune.com/2021/10/02/five-biggest-myths-covid-19-vaccines/

I'm a Virus Expert and I Won't Go Here Now

https://www.eatthis.com/news-virus-expert-covid-risk-places/

Leaders are thinking about hybrid work in a one-dimensional way. This is a better approach

https://www.fastcompany.com/90682079/leaders-are-thinking-about-hybrid-work-in-a-one-dimensional-way-this-is-a-better-approach?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

02.10.2021

Why Bill Gates gave away 4 million copies of this book to future leaders

https://www.fastcompany.com/90682027/why-bill-gates-gave-away-4-million-copies-of-this-book-to-future-leaders?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Masks Help Prevent Covid In Schools, Says Yet Another CDC Study

https://www.scarymommy.com/universal-masking-prevent-covid-most-obvious-cdc-study-ever/

Dr. Fauci Has A Message To Canadians Who Argue Vaccine Mandates Violate Their Charter Rights

https://www.narcity.com/dr-fauci-message-to-canadians-who-feel-vaccine-mandates-violate-their-charter-rights

COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death or hospitalisation by half, says US drugmaker Merck

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/02/covid-19-pill-cuts-risk-of-death-or-hospitalisation-by-half-says-us-drugmaker-merck?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

700,000 Americans now dead from COVID-19—but deaths reveal deep disparities

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/700000-americans-now-dead-from-covid-19-but-deaths-reveal-deep-disparities

Make them pay? The unvaccinated have already cost up to $850 million in Washington state

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/make-them-pay-the-unvaccinated-have-already-cost-up-to-850-million-in-washington-state/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_danny-westneat

After a family member died of Covid-19, a man took aim at Florida's top health official in sarcastic letter

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/01/us/covid-19-letter-to-the-editor-tampa-bay-times/

Traveling to Mexico during COVID-19: What you need to know

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/10/01/traveling-to-mexico-during-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know/

Anti-Vaxxer Went to Homeless Shelter to Try to Pay Someone For Fake Vaccine Status

https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyvn3w/anti-vaxxer-went-to-homeless-shelter-to-try-to-pay-someone-for-fake-vaccine-status

01.10.2021

Silver Linings: Positive Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children

https://www.parents.com/kids/health/childrens-mental-health/silver-linings-positive-effects-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-children/

28 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Every Single Day, According to Psychologists

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/g37819242/how-to-relieve-stress/

90% of the top Christian Facebook pages were run by Eastern European troll farms

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/90-top-christian-facebook-pages-run-eastern-european-troll-farms/

Lawmakers give Facebook a clear message: Don't build Instagram for kids

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/30/lawmakers-give-facebook-a-clear-message-dont-build-instagram-kids.html

Anti-Vaxx Parents Don’t Care If You Get Sick

https://www.thecut.com/2021/09/hospital-pediatrician-anti-vax-parents-covid.html

We’re Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic

https://apple.news/AzwJG_0cvSDCNA_ZcoU8pnQ

For the first time since June, the number of projected COVID deaths in the U.S. is decreasing

https://apple.news/AuKn7yTfARK2lDHBmxP-DCA

A new antiviral drug, molnupiravir, prevented half of severe COVID-19 infections, a study found

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/10/01/new-antiviral-drug-molnupiravir-prevented-half-severe-covid-19-infections-study-found/5938807001/

30.09.2021

First look: Thousands of school board members urge Biden to protect them

https://www.axios.com/school-board-threats-critical-race-theory-d99a7959-829c-48dd-b1b3-93b89760c3d2.html

Leaders: This is the root cause of the Great Resignation. Here are 2 ways to tackle it

https://www.fastcompany.com/90681603/leaders-this-is-the-root-cause-of-the-great-resignation-here-are-2-ways-to-tackle-it?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

CDC issues urgent alert: Pregnant women need the COVID vaccine

https://apple.news/AwitkBQnNQNqKjyWRhhDTVQ

It Sure Seems Like a Lot of People Are Choosing to Get Vaccinated Rather Than Lose Their Job

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/09/vaccine-mandates-people-are-getting-the-shot-to-keep-their-jobs-no-matter-what-misleading-headlines-about-mass-firings-suggest.html

‘My dad didn’t deserve this’: Woman’s father denied ICU access due to capacity issues

https://edmonton.citynews.ca/2021/09/29/father-dies-icu-capacity-alberta/

Man unleashes on anti-vaxxers in TikTok after wife dies from cancer

https://au.news.yahoo.com/man-unleashes-on-anti-vaxxers-in-tik-tok-after-wife-dies-from-cancer-113621136.html

29.09.2021

Why Kindness Is So Important for Kids

https://redtri.com/teaching-kids-to-be-kind-is-important/

Don't lose your COVID vaccine card. Here's how to store it safely

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/dont-lose-your-covid-vaccine-card-heres-how-to-store-it-safely/

Mandatory Vaccines for Schools Began in Boston Nearly 200 Years Ago

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/650696/vaccine-mandates-in-schools-19th-century-boston

Letters to the Editor: Religious exemptions from vaccines? How about no faith-based exemptions for anything

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-09-29/religious-exemptions-from-vaccines

How to Understand The Great Resignation

https://www.inc.com/phillip-kane/whats-behind-great-resignation.html

WHO reports decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths

https://thehill.com/policy/international/574424-who-reports-decline-in-covid-19-cases-deaths

What Canadians can expect from COVID-19 this fall and winter | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-fall-winter-forecast-1.6185069?cmp=rss

We need to mobilize now: Alberta and Saskatchewan’s health systems at breaking point

https://www.cma.ca/news-releases-and-statements/we-need-mobilize-now-alberta-and-saskatchewans-health-systems-breaking

Alberta's Kenney rejects new health rules as COVID-19 cripples hospitals

https://www.cp24.com/news/alberta-s-kenney-rejects-new-health-rules-as-covid-19-cripples-hospitals-1.5604395

A new study shows that Republicans still aren’t down with science — at all

https://www.mic.com/p/new-research-shows-that-republicans-still-arent-down-with-science-84577723

Hayes: How GOP is making money off ‘morally obscene’ anti-vax grift

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/hayes-how-gop-is-making-money-off-morally-obscene-anti-vax-grift-122241093739

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