Levels of anxiety and depression on the rise in teenagers and children

The Social Media "Monster" and Why We Need to Tame It

There have been multiple reports over the years of rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers and children. What social media and COVID-19 have in common is how rapidly they spread, with a dangerous impact for humanity ranging from rising depression levels to polarisation and even loss of life. Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens when social media exploded in...

Teenager on laptop

Top ten things for teens to do when bored

I have never really liked staying at home and not having anything to do, especially with younger brothers running around driving me crazy! So, during my time in lockdown I started to find new and interesting ways to keep me occupied.

Even though lockdown is easing, we still aren’t back to where we were before, going shopping with friends, going out for lunch and other exciting things...

Netflix shows on over lockdown

Top five Netflix shows for teens during lockdown

With lockdown set to continue, you are probably running out of ideas of what to do, your brothers are annoying you and you just want some time to yourself.

Lots of people are bored with being confined within four walls so Netflix is perfect for killing time.

The best way I find to relax while watching Netflix is lying down with a cover or blanket. It is very cosy and comfy,...

Teenager at home on phone

How do I stop my teens from just drifting now they’re off school for such a long time?

My teenage children don’t go back to school till September, and while they’ve reluctantly done some schoolwork at home, they’re mostly just getting up late, playing computer games and drifting. How can I realistically get them to use their time better over the next few months?

Hannah Abrahams, leading educational and child psychologist on the Zoono Family Panel, says: “Young people...