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Perhaps if GROW was founded after the internet boom the delivery mechanism of GROW’s services might have been different.It is now technologically feasible to have on-line GROW groups but is that something we would want?
Reach Out published a report in 2014 which indicated that 70% of parents were likely to look for information and support on the internet if their child was suffering from mental health problems and a 2012 UCD study on youth mental health found that the internet is the most likely source (77%) of support for young people.
No more paying huge SMS bills, and its fun to be able to text and send emoticons, photos and videos to friends in one to one messaging or in a groups.
Like email and Facebook, Skype is also free to use if making calls to other Skype users.
There is also a mechanism to apply credit to a Skype account and then use it to make cheap calls to landlines or mobiles, if there is a need to contact someone who is not available on Skype. What’s so great about Skype (apart from the fact that it is free to use)?
GROW was founded in the 1950’s, some 100 years after the first telephone came into existence, so it is no surprise that the GROW program makes reference to telephones (e.g. GROW first came to Ireland in the late 1960’s, some 20 years before the World Wide Web came into being and more than 20 years before the first ever text message was sent.
There has been phenomenal growth in communication technology in the past 40 years and this has impacted all our lives.
From a GROW perspective, email is critically important for various reasons:- Founded in 2004 and with about 1.4 billion active users worldwide, Facebook is the dominant social media platform and it is also free to use. Founder Mark Zukerberg describes Facebook as a company which “hopes to strengthen how people relate to each other” and he emphasises that “even if our mission sounds big, it starts small — with the relationship between two people”.
He goes on to say that “personal relationships are the fundamental unit of our society” and “relationships are how we discover new ideas, understand our world and ultimately derive long-term happiness”.
Join us this Saturday, December 19th, for a live chat on Skype with young adult author Sara Raasch at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam!
We’ll meet up at and discuss Sara’s book Snow Like Ashes, have some tea and cookies, and at Sara Raasch will answer all our questions about the series via Skype. — Our first Skype chat was in October, with author Patrick Ness.
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