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Social media has an unavoidable impact on how we view ourselves. Excessive use of technology is often associated with a distorted worldview and less time devoted to healthy behaviors. Researchers have spent a lot of time analyzing the effect of social media on teen mental health but are just starting to take a look at the role social media plays in behavior issues. Online Socialization There are

More than half of teens ages 12-17 report trying to take steps to limit their personal screen time and 57% claim their parents have tried to limit their technology use in one way or another. Limiting screen time can be particularly challenging for teens with ADHD due to difficulties with self-monitoring and inattention. While they may struggle with paying attention in class, screens provide a

https://youtu.be/SLTdRq0r9hs Parents of Trails students often convey that video games are becoming a concerning problem in their children’s lives. Often, it’s gotten to the point that the games are more important than the relationships within the family. This is echoed by what we’re seeing in clinical discourse overall. We’ve seen many similarities between an individual’s addiction to video games and addiction to substance use, gambling addiction,

https://youtu.be/SLTdRq0r9hs It’s difficult to find an adolescent without a cell phone or some form of technology attached to them in today’s society. We all know the agony of having to repeatedly tell our kids, friends and loved ones to put their “screens” away in order to get them to pay attention. For some, it becomes hard – even painful – to put away their technological device.

In this day and age, there seems to be so much negativity surrounding teens and their use of technology. Study after study shows the decline in social skills and face-to-face interactions of today’s generation of teenagers. But, is their technology-driven communication really that bad for them? The positive aspects of technology New research points out that though teens might have fewer friends than previous generations, they show a

Deseret News recently asked 24 experts what tops the list of teenage problems. Unsurprisingly, managing technology and social media ranked highest among teenage problems. Substance use, bullying and dating violence were also highly ranked. While technology has made great strides in the past few decades, achieving much more than former generations ever dreamed of, it also brought a host of new challenges to overcome. Shortened attention

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