In a recent Education Week report, titled: “Principals Under Pressure” six challenges were mentioned by the principals for their schools.
• managing work-life balance
• addressing toxic employees
• supporting special education services
• being creative in retaining teachers
• and openly communicating about safety and security protocols
However, one challenge that is common to almost every district, rich or poor, public or private, and also impacts most of the concerns above is the changing mental health of students.
Although there are many reasons for this upsurge of depression, anxiety and suicide ideation among teens and tweens – many mental health professionals believe that unfettered access to social media, video game and other technologies plays a role.
For the past 10 years, A Wired Family has been helping students, families, school districts, businesses better understand the impact that social media has on our lives. This brief video explains our single objective.