Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder. Especially at the onset of the COVID pandemic and the subsequent exponential rise in internet use, digital culture and social media are an integral part of children's and young people's lives, which has the potential to significantly increase stress and amplify the effects of bullying. The relationship between digital technology and mental health is complex. To address these problems, schools need to take action. With expertise in education, psychology, and Internet safety, touchgood offers a comprehensive school counseling program to enhance teachers’ mental health support literacy and capacity to support students' mental health in the digital era.
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