Category Archives: Internet and Technology

Love is in the Air: Don’t be a Jerk

Authored by: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Cyprus High School In my Afterschool Program, we go through a series of fads everywhere. One week the kids might be really into Uno, the next week they might crochet 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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Is teen Sexting a problem?

Authored by: Janae Briggs, Prevention Case Manager If you listen to the media, Teen Sexting is a full blown epidemic and it is happening with all teens. Since most teens have cell phones, computers and many other forms of media … Continue reading

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Parenting and Media Use

Authored by: Anne Schmidt, Prevention/Outreach Case Management Supervisor One of the primary concerns that many parents have is how much “screen time” their children use.  Children of all ages spend lots of time in front of screens: television, phones, computers, … Continue reading

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Coping with School Stress

Authored by Kent Larsen, Therapist/Counseling Services As we approach the starting of school many of our children and teens have mixed emotions as being in school adds a lot of stress that didn’t exist in the same way during the … Continue reading

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Teens and Social Media Apps – What Parents Need To Know

Authored by Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Outreach and Prevention Supervisor Any parent of a teen will tell you that most of the teen’s waking hours are spent on their phones.  Phones and social media seem to be the primary way … Continue reading

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Dating Violence Prevention

By Janae Briggs, Youth Services Prevention and Outreach Case Manager Since February is the month of Love, it is a good reminder to re-educate ourselves on the dangers and prevalence of dating violence. If you have a healthy relationship, you can … Continue reading

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SpyHop Teams Up with Youth Services Afterschool Program

By Ricky Vigil, Youth Services Afterschool Program Coordinator In our Afterschool Programs, one of our primary goals is giving our kids the tools they need to succeed. We try to instill a strong work ethic, a value of teamwork and … Continue reading

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