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iDrive is a student-led empowerment project of ISAFE. We amplify and encourage teens to be agents of positive change in the world. What drives YOU?
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iDrive Aug 8
With technology expanding, so too does our culture and language. That’s why many new words are formed from the Internet. One only has to look at the word “selfie” to see how technology contributes to our ever-changing language. :
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iDrive Aug 6
A recent study revealed that 65% of businesses are unable to analyze all the data they collect and only 54% of companies know where their sensitive data is stored. This makes their data susceptible to hackers. Source:
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iDrive Aug 3
While 45% of teens are online almost constantly, some are turning to Buddhism to help them overcome their dependence on digital devices. Read more via :
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iDrive Aug 2
“The Summer slide” is a term used to describe information that is lost during the Summer vacation. It is this phenomenon that leads to about 3,000 schools being on a year-round school cycle. Do you experience the Summer slide? Source via :
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iDrive Aug 1
More teens are getting their news from so-called flop accounts on Instagram. Politically-themed flop accounts provide teens with news they say comes from a non-biased, fact-checked source with a variety of opinions.
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iDrive Jul 31
Are selfies a confidence boost or a sign of narcissism? Some studies find correlations between selfies and narcissism, while other psychologists see them as ways young adults express their moods and share experiences. What do you think about ?
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Forms of : Forced marriage, begging, labour Sexual exploitation Organs removal Buying & selling of children Child soldiers It’s time to end this crime! via
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iDrive Jul 30
Sleep is important for everyone, but is especially important for students because research shows that you need two good nights of sleep to learn things. There are several reasons why sleeping next to our phone isn’t conducive to a good night’s rest.
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iDrive Jul 27
Smartphones are often cited as a reason for the increase in teen mental health concerns. But some studies have found that moderate use of social media is not intrinsically harmful and can even improve social skills and develop resilience.
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iDrive Jul 26
Fear of Missing Out (or FOMO) is the pervasive feeling that exciting events may be happening while you are excluded. Social media can intensify these feelings. Read more about via :
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iDrive Jul 25
Researchers find a link between screen time and ADHD symptoms. :
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iDrive Jul 24
With the tour sweeping through the US encouraging young people to vote, some are asking: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Some people say yes, because 16-year-olds still have jobs/responsibilities. Others say they need more life experience. What do you think?
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iDrive Jul 23
Teens today prefer to stay at home compared to older generations. Psychologist says it’s due in part to us now living in a “slow-life strategy” where people live longer, resources are more abundant, and parents raise kids to stay kids longer.
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iDrive Jul 23
24% of teen boys want a career in STEM, down from 36% last year. Teen girls stayed consistent at 11% both years. 52% of young adults say the reason they don’t pursue a STEM career is because it’s too hard. What do you think about a career in ?
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iDrive Jul 20
Anonymity, like we can have on the Internet, appears to alter how we interact with one another. While being anonymous in social situations can make us more hostile and unpleasant, it can also make us more willing to share personal information. Source:
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iDrive Jul 20
The top 3 things teens think will have an impact on their generation are social media, technology, and cyberbullying, according to a report by .
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iDrive Jul 12
Younger people are more likely than older people to be the victims of fraud, according to a 2018 report by the . Fraud occurs in many places, including online gaming. Read more:
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iDrive Jul 12
Generation Z (those born 1996 - 2011) is the most ethnically diverse and largest generation in American history. 1/3 of thinks technology is the biggest hurdle they’ll deal with in their lifetimes, according to a survey by .
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iDrive Jul 10
Positivity on social media makes for a more connected experience. The first step to spreading positivity starts with having a positive psychology yourself. What is a positive psychology? Read more via :
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iDrive Jul 10
Positivity is key. It’s been found to reduce stress, increase mood, and increase mental and physical health. So why spread negativity online? A tip for increasing positivity: think of 5 things you’re grateful for.
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