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A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights

Great article I read this morning. I think it needs to be explained to not just kids but to people of ALL ages.

Other complex paragraphs were similarly condensed to sentences that were easier to digest:

  • “Don’t bully anyone or post anything horrible about people.”
  • “Officially you own any original pictures and videos you post, but we are allowed to use them, and we can let others use them as well, anywhere around the world. Other people might pay us to use them and we will not pay you for that.”
  • “Although you are responsible for the information you put on Instagram, we may keep, use and share your personal information with companies connected with Instagram. This information includes your name, email address, school, where you live, pictures, phone number, your likes and dislikes, where you go, who your friends are, how often you use Instagram, and any other personal information we find such as your birthday or who you are chatting with, including in private messages (DMs).”

To read this entire article please click here.

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

Some great thoughts on the idea of resiliency and college students. Note: For those of us in Canada College in the United States means both University and College for us up north.

Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life.

I have done a considerable amount of reading and research in recent months on the topic of resilience in college students. Our students are no different from what is being reported across the country on the state of late adolescence/early adulthood. There has been an increase in diagnosable mental health problems, but there has also been a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life. Whether we want it or not, these students are bringing their struggles to their teachers and others on campus who deal with students on a day-to-day basis. The lack of resilience is interfering with the academic mission of the University and is thwarting the emotional and personal development of students.

I am seeing the same loss of resiliency in High School Students as well as Elementary Students. Love to hear peoples thoughts on this.

Click here for the article.

Talking to Teens About Their Secret Habit

Henry Cloud says that we need to “Enter the Danger” when talking about tough conversations as opposed to ignoring them. Ron Powell does that with a tough conversation below. Please take the time to check it out!

In all of the discussion around internet pornography there is very little said about masturbation.

A posture of grace, love and affirming patient acceptance of young people who feel like failures in this area of their life is absolutely essential.

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