mental health Archives - Klikd

Mom, guess what!! Taylor Swift and me… we both have anxiety!

Self-diagnosis in the age of Social Media “I’m not going to the party because I suffer from social anxiety”.“I can’t study because I’ve got ADHD”.“I want to change schools because I’m depressed”. Our kids love TikTok for a host of reasons but the latest one brings with it the challenge of self diagnosis! Yup,TikTok is […]

The Boks will be wearing purple for the World Cup Final!

The boks are wearing purple to the final! Fake News!!

HELPING OUR T/WEENS DISCERN FACT FROM FICTION Whether it’s our Boks wearing purple after the Listerine Blue debacle or new Chinese currency taking over the rand, at KLIKD we love finding tools and strategies that promote critical thinking and healthy information consumption among our screenagers. Enter the “Ground News” app and the significance of helping teens learn […]

New new about an old story: No phones in the bedroom at night

Child browsing their phone before going to sleep

NO PHONES IN THE BEDROOM AT NIGHT 📲🛌💤 Our kids will do pretty much anything to go online in the dark hours. So many parents we speak to tell us that their kids can no longer fall asleep sleep without ‘self-soothing’ using a device. Devices are the dummie and pacifiers our t/weens love best. So, […]

“I feel so fat!” said every t(w)een girl size 0-20

body image and social media

Navigating diet culture and fatphobia is full of land mines, especially when our t(w)eens are scrolling on social media over one skinny super model after the next. But the real comparison (especially online) is between them and their friends.

Just because you pee a lot…does not mean you have diabetes

TikTok has become the latest space where tweens and teens come to vent, joke, taunt and now SELF-DIAGNOSE in relation to their mental health challenges. While this has provided our screenagers greater awareness and a sense of community around previously “shameful” issues like ADD, OCD, anxiety and depression, it has also brought a proliferation of misinformation and all too hasty self-diagnoses….

Klikd’s top tips for healthier Instagram use

INSTAGRAM, YUP IT CAN BE PRETTY TOXIC. And this week, we have heard just HOW toxic it can be…particularly for teen girls. If your child is on Instagram already, DON’T freak out.. Rather, see this an opportunity discuss ways for your child to use Instagram in healthier ways that aren’t damaging to their mental health. Here are Klikd’s Top Tips for Healthier Instagram Use.

Five ways to talk your teen about Instagram comparison

The Wall Street Journal recently published a damning article about Instagram. The article leaked internal documents from Facebook (which owns Instagram) showing that the company knows how harmful Instagram is to teen girls’ mental health (and is not doing anything to change this). For example, one of Facebook’s internal presentations showed that 32% of TEEN […]

Is social media making your child anxious and depressed?

social media and mental health

Is social media responsible for the surge in depression and mental health issues in young people? Do young people with mental health issues lean towards technology as a coping mechanism, or are social media and tech to blame ?