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Teens & Technology: Addiction, Secret Codes, Bullying & More

Teens & Technology: Addiction, Secret Codes, Bullying & More

In the past few years, advances in technology have had major impacts on the physical and mental health of children and teens.In the past few years, advances in technology have had major impacts on the physical and mental health of children and teens. Whereas family members used to all sit down together at mealtime, the current disconnection has caused parents to lose touch. They have no real, intimate personal communications with their kids. Dr. Lisa Strohman suggests looking at technology use the same as you would a treat such as chocolate cake. Sure, you'd love to have it every day (multiple times a day), but that wouldn't be healthy for you and it will have consequences. Parents need to introduce balance when it comes to devices and media use. For example, implement text-free Tuesdays where you all do something to communicate face-to-face, such as playing a board game. Another huge issue that technology has brought about is that of online harassment, or what we now call cyberbullyin

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