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8 Steps for Dealing with your Teen’s Smartphone Addiction

8 Steps for Dealing with your Teen’s Smartphone Addiction

July 28th, 2017

Recognize the signs of a smartphone use problem in your teenager son or daughter and apply these 8 strategies to moderate electronics use and address the issue.

Understanding the Psychology Behind Social Media Addiction: How And When Should Parents Limit Online Time?

Understanding the Psychology Behind Social Media Addiction: How And When Should Parents Limit Online Time?

May 25th, 2017

Is your teen engaging on social media in an addictive way? Professional support can identify and address the underlying causes. We review what YOU can do as a parent here. Your questions are welcomed at the end.

Are we – and our kids – becoming addicted to technology? What can we do?

Are we – and our kids – becoming addicted to technology? What can we do?

February 2nd, 2017

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?

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.

Has Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram got you down? Depression and technology addiction in teens

Has Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram got you down? Depression and technology addiction in teens

December 30th, 2016

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.

Internet access for teens? Block and talk for full protection

Internet access for teens? Block and talk for full protection

November 20th, 2016

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.

1 Is the Internet a nonchemical addiction?

Is the Internet a nonchemical addiction?

July 19th, 2016

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.

1 Finding people in addiction recovery: INTERVIEW with Sober Grid

Finding people in addiction recovery: INTERVIEW with Sober Grid

November 12th, 2014

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.

2 How does gaming affect the brain?

How does gaming affect the brain?

March 4th, 2014

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.

3 The 3 most common Internet addictions to look out for

The 3 most common Internet addictions to look out for

July 17th, 2013

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.

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