Tag: Digital Citizenship

No-Phone Zones: It’s Not Just About the Kids

In a recent piece written for the New York Times, Perri Klass, MD lays out ideas for 5 device-free spaces for families. The article does not directly focus on getting our children off of the devices. Rather, parental media use

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Parental Controls: Tools for Parents or Spies?

One of the issues that almost always comes up when parents find out I specialize in Internet addiction is whether parental controls and monitoring apps work. I’ve come to realize that what many parents are really saying to me is,

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Parenting the Connected Child: Five Tips for Developing Responsible Digital Citizens

It’s an old adage that kids think they are smarter than their parents but that either over time or in any one of countless sit-com scenarios, they realize they are wrong, wrong wrong. Except when it comes to technology. Kids

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Why I started Digital Media Health

Twelve or thirteen years ago, a 12-year-old boy and his parents came to my office complaining he was so anxious that he was unable to get out of bed and go to school. He also reported he couldn’t face his

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