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The Negative Effects of Snapchat

Snapchat is ranked as the second worst social media platform for teen mental health. In this video, learn the negative effects of Snapchat for teens and tweens. Learn more here.


Teen Snapchat statistics

  • People under the age of 25 use Snapchat for 40 minutes on average every day, more than Instagram’s latest stat for the same demographic

  • Snapchat ranks as the most popular social media site among teenagers

  • Users 25 and younger visit Snapchat over 20 times per day

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Teen social media statistics

  • 91% of 16-24 year olds use the internet for social networking

  • Social media use is linked with increased rates of anxiety, depression and poor sleep

  • Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol

Source: 12

Attachments: The Negative Effects of Snapchat - videoThe Negative Effects of Snapchat - blog


VUSD is excited to announce our first Cyber Awareness Parent Night!  The event will be held on Thursday, April 26th, 6-7:30pm at Vista High School. Please plan to attend to learn more.

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Intro from PASS Mentor~


My name is Mr. Durney and I am the new PASS (Promoting Achievement and Student Success) AmeriCorps mentor on campus this year. As the mentor for the PASS program here at RMMS, I will meet with participating students to provide academic support in the classroom, and one-on-one and/or small group mentoring sessions. 

Students must qualify for the PASS program (please contact me or the counselors for the elegibility requirements). The program is voluntary and parents are notified and must complete a PASS AmeriCorps Enrollment Form for their child to participate in the program. If you would like a referral for your child to the program, just let me know.

If you have further questions please don't hesitate to reach out. My office is in F-110.

Looking forward to a great year,


James Donovan Durney
PASS AmeriCorps Mentor
Rancho Minerva Middle School

760-631-4500, ext. 64105


PASS Program

About the PASS AmeriCorps Program... PASS (Promoting Achievement and Student Success) is a mentoring, tutoring, leadership program to engage and motivate students to improve their academics, attendance and behavior; to be inspired to become positive school and community leaders.  The PASS Mentor will meet with participating students to provide one-on-one and/or small group mentoring sessions to build positive relationships, provide academic tutoring in and out of the classroom, and engage students in youth development activities/discussions so students can become connected to school and academic achievement. The PASS Mentor strives to empower students to reach their fullest potential and become positive leaders – engaging students in leadership school and community volunteer activities and opportunities, youth development and prevention/intervention curriculum lessons that promote non-violence and healthy choices as outlined in the program. The PASS Mentor also serves as a liaison to connect students to other programs and/or resources on campus that facilitate academic and community participation. Students are required to return a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian to participate in the program.
Through the San Diego County Office of Education the PASS AmeriCorps Program collaborates with Madison Middle School and Vista Unified School District. PASS AmeriCorps program is in multiple schools and districts throughout San Diego County.  PASS AmeriCorps is a grant funded program administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.


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