We recently wrote and published our Manifesto. This is a statement about who we are and what we're striving to become at ATA Excellence Martial Arts. It's our rallying cry and we hope you'll join us in making it yours.
"We're strivers, fighters, Warriors of Excellence!
We never give up.
TBH It's Time to Put Down the Screen and HMU in Real Life!
Posted: September 20, 2017
Do you know that your kids are probably on social media fishing for interactions with the acronyms TBH and HMU? Why should you care? Because for the first time in 24 years suicide rates passed homicide rates as the leading cause of death for teenagers.
A survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that teens who spent 10 or more hours a week on social media were 56% more likely to experience some symptoms of depression.
This generation of teens are less likely to get jobs, have a driver's license, or socialize at all in person. It's been reported that 12th graders in 2015 spent less time out of the house then 8th graders in 2009. All this time is being spent in front of screens that are making us less happy, less connected, and less...EXCELLENT!