The suicide rate of young people is at the highest levels since 2000. We are currently working on an in-depth article examining this epidemic which we will be posting next week. While researching, we came across this recent article titled “How to spot teen depression: Parents still see challenges in recognizing illness” and found it to be extremely valuable for any parents of teens. It features signs of depression to watch for along with helpful tips for getting kids to open up.
Studies show that mental health issues are increasingly becoming a problem for today’s youth. The reasoning for this requires a very long conversation and includes many factors such as increased social media use, but regardless of the causes, it is now more vital than ever for parents to stay involved and present in their children’s lives to protect them from others and themselves.
Parental control apps such as MMGuardian are extremely valuable when it comes to helping parents protect their children. MMGuardian allows the parents of children with Android phones to monitor their SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger messages and keep a watchful eye on them from afar. MMGuardian will also send alerts to the parent if it detects any concerning conversation topics such as suicide, drugs, bullying, etc so that parents don’t have to constantly read every single message. There are many other useful features such as web filtering, inappropriate picture detection, phone locking, app control, contact blocking, location, and more.
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