Understanding the "Why"
There has been a vast increase in the use of technology and digital media for youth, schools, families, and communities. From Messaging apps, to social media, to video games, to VR chat rooms, there are limitless ways for youth to engage and connect in what can be considered the modern day Wild West, that is the digital world.
Did you know?
Internet users are now growing at an annual rate of 4.8%, which equates to an average of over 600,000 new users per day.
96% of teens report using social networking applications such as Facebook, Myspace, Chat rooms, and blogs.
70% of 7- to 18-year-olds have reported an accidental find of online pornography, usually by searching the web while doing homework.
41% of children reported of unwanted sexual solicitations and harassment while online with a friend.
Whether we like it or not, youth and families are now a part of a growing and untamed digital world where anything can happen. As new users of all ages rapidly join, it is becoming vitally important that families stay informed on mental and digital wellness trends that currently impact many families;
IPG supports keeping families informed, prepared, and connected. Providing mental and digital wellness education and resources resources, while promoting intentional and healthy relationships with digital media and technology.
Emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental wellness affects how you think, feel, and act.
The pursuit of an intentional relationship with technology. In turn, empowering physical, social, and mental wellness.