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Cyberbullying and Covid-19 --- Helping Parents and Kids Stay Cool
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Monday, March 23, 2020

 

Cyberbullying and Covid-19

 

We've all made fun of people sitting across the table from each other, looking at their phones and tablets instead of at the person right in front of them.

 

Sometimes we talk to each other across the table though our phones! My wife and I have had public and (hopefully) humorous conversations on FaceBook while sitting a few feet from each other in the same room. More often though, we see and offer criticism of this social media behavior and tend to call it anti-social behavior.

 

Now, with the Covid-19 coronavirus, we're all at home and out of school, out of work, and social-distancing. And with people needing to stay away from each other, these devices we criticize – and use – are a godsend. From our in-place shelters, we can reach out virtually to our loved ones, and order them these devices for as little as $50 if they don't' already have them – especially the elderly. My wife and I get face-to-face time with our son overseas through Messenger video, but aside from yelling to neighbors across the street, we're all equivalently distant now, and for a while yet to come. But there's a flip side. With so much time on their hands, there's almost certain to be an increase in cyberbullying. With so much fear of "the other" – religion, ethnicity, gender orientation – there's certain to be an increase in unwanted behavior as boredom sets in and digital mischief increases.

 

It seems that this virus could engender viral behavior. Cyberbullying is characterized by hate speech, rude or sexual images, spreading of rumors, aggressive hurtful behavior spread via digital communication – phones, tablets, computers. Such cyberbullying can affect a child's – or any person's for that matter – mental and emotional well-being, self-image, and behavior. What to do?

Contact Steve Burgess:

steve@burgessforensics.com

(866) 345-3345 ; (805) 349-7676

http://www.burgessforensics.com http://www.newsreleasewire.com/229403

 

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Helping Parents and Kids Stay Cool and Collected During the COVID 19 Outbreak

 

Many kids are now home for possibly weeks due to school closures to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak. In some locals, families are being asked to stay in their homes for several weeks, with only a few allowable options for occasionally getting out. All of us are a bit anxious, and probably even after a couple of days of staying in the home, start suffering from "cabin fever." We all have questions, and we all need answers. For parents, it's important to share information that is appropriate for the age of your children to help them cope.

 

Here are a few tips on how to discuss this topic with your kids. Be honest about what is going on. Start by asking your child what he or she knows about it. Ask your child if he or she has any questions. Share basic information in their terms. Keep it simple and avoid facts and figures and projections related to how serious it will get and how long it will last. The truth is, we don't know. You might say scientists are learning more each day so they can provide us with tips on how we can stay safe and healthy. I will check every day for new information and share it with you. Ask them how they are feeling. Validate their feelings by acknowledging that it is okay to feel that way. Give them a hug. Let them how you feel.

 

Tell your child that the best advice right now is to stay home as much as possible, so we don't catch it from someone. Talk to them about social distance, which means staying 6 feet away from others except for your family or people that can help us in a protective environment. Teach them about appropriate handwashing. Let them pick the song they would like to sing (must be at least 20 seconds long) while they are washing their hands. Encourage them to drink lots for water and eat healthy food. Tell them it is important to get enough exercise and plenty of sleep. If you do not have access to get outside for exercise, find ways to do simple physical activity in your home.

Robert Myers, PhD 562-243-3200

robertm@childdevelopmentinfo.com

http://www.newsreleasewire.com/229400

 

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How Can Exercise Improve Liver Health and Prevent you from Being at Risk of Developing Other Illnesses?

The NASHFit Trial were recently featured by abc27 during a live call-in program with pre-recorded trial information. The NASHFit study is a 5 month exercise intervention trial for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The trial includes supervised aerobic exercise training with an exercise physiologist 5 days a week as well as weekly meetings with a nutritionist to enhance diet. Exercise intensity and daily caloric intake was tracked on a fitness tracking watch and application which allowed researches to see the most up-to-date real time information about participants.

 

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common disease of the liver worldwide. It is due to an excess accumulation of fat in the liver. The extra fat in the liver leads to abnormalities in clotting and patients develop issues with clots in their lungs, legs and veins going into the liver. Lead investigator, Dr. Jonathan Stine explains "Most patients who have this condition are complete unaware of their diagnosis and further more they are asymptomatic…a lot of times patients find out when they undergo testing for another problem". The goal of the NASHFit study was described by Dr. Stine: "To take the most common reason for liver problems in the United States, which is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and to use exercise as medicine to improve this common condition".

Email to: bhummer@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

 717-531-1017

Breianna Hummer, http://www.newsreleasewire.com/229392

 

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