Technology use and overuse is on the rise. What are some of the main signs of problems with screens, devices, software, games, and the internet? Expert Dr. Lisa Strohman, J.D., Ph.D. reveals symptoms of technology overuse in kids and what we as parents can do about it.
Internet Addiction (IA) Disorder Studies: What do we know? Where are we in our understanding of IA?January 28th, 2017
Are you addicted to the internet? Can you bear to live without being online? In this interview, we take a look at ongoing studies and diagnostic criteria (and their problems)...as well as what the data can tell us.
Social media engagement releases dopamine which can get young teen brains hooked on likes, shares, and number of friends. How does the trauma from NOT getting these forms of gratification lead to anxiety and depression? More, here.
The internet is a world of opportunity… but of many dangers, also. So, how can you protect your teen from the real risks of the web? More here.
Disconnect anxiety can occur in some people when there is no Wi-Fi signal around. Is it possible that you are addicted to the internet and social media? More here.
Can you imagine having a community where sober people meet? There is an APP for that! More here on finding people in the program... almost immediately.
Gaming can affect the brain in positive and negative ways. For example, gaming may improve visual-spatial capacity, visual acuity, multi-tasking, decision making, and tracking things. But's all about moderation. More on the brain and gaming here.
The 3 most common Internet addictions to look out for include social media addiction, net compulsions, and information overload. What are characteristics of each? We explore here.
A list of traits observed in children addicted to technology here. Signs of internet addiction in children and discussion about kids and technology here.
Top 10 reasons why people use the Internet, and how to know when it's gone too far. Do you know the signs of Internet addiction? More here.