19.3 percent of high school students have seriously considered killing themselves.
14.5 percent of high school students made actual plans for committing suicide,
900,000 youth planned their suicides during an episode of major depression.
Many times parents may not know that their child is suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts. There are so many resources available for teens in crisis. Here are some organizations leading the charge to help teens in crisis.
It's important to have the discussion with your kids to let them know if they or one of their friends are suffering from depression or threatening to harm themselves they need to immediately tell an adult, teacher or direct them to one of these crisis providers. If they feel there is an eminent threat, call 911.
Nielsen has released its Twitter TV ratings, showing that there has been a 38 percent increase in tweets about TV in the US over the last year — from 190 million in Q2 2012 to 263 million in Q2 2013.
The number of Twitter TV authors in the US has also risen 24 percent, from 15 million to 19 million in the same period.
At first glance, the data also shows that the Twitter audience for an average TV episode is 50 times larger than the number of authors who are tweeting.
This means that if 2,000 people are tweeting about a TV show, 100,000 people are seeing those tweets, Social Guide – part of NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey — explains.
As Twitter inches closer to its IPO, TV will be a huge part of what it does to appeal to advertisers and in turn, investors. In August, a new study from Nielsen concluded that tweets can cause a “significant increase” in viewership of broadcast TV programs 29 percent of the time.
Here’s an infographic that Social Guide has published. (via)
The British Council is marking Social Media Day 2013 with a set of five golden rules to help parents and educators keep kids safe on social media.
Every year the British Council engages directly with up to two million children globally, and seven million indirectly through teaching, exams, programmes, and projects. The organisation is committed to keeping children safe and protecting them from all forms of harm and abuse.
U.S. consumers spend an average of 37 minutes a day on social media sites, according to eMarketer, and much of that activity involves brands and products. Consumers do everything from follow brand pages looking for deals to sharing their positive and negative experiences with the world.
It’s critical for marketers to understand as much as they can about these social media consumers. This week’s infographic breaks them down into seven major types, gives insights into their thinking and behavior, and shares tips on how to market effectively to each group.
Here are some of the stats on social media users:
70% trust brand/product recommendations from friends
49% follow brand pages for deals, specials and promotions
45% are likely to share negative experiences with brands/products on social media
42% who contact brands on social media expect a response within an hour
Consumer Data Privacy research conducted by Microsoft shows that the majority of people don't give much thought to the consequences of their various online activities.
Microsoft commissioned research in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the United States, and found that while 91 percent of people have done something to manage their online profile, only 44 percent of adults actively think about the long-term consequences their activities have on their online reputation.
The study also said that less than half of the parents surveyed help their children with managing their online presence and reputations.