social media addiction in teens

Social Media Addiction in Teens: Getting Help For Your Teen

Social media is today’s hottest trend. Everyone is doing it. Mindlessly scrolling for what adds up to be hours throughout the day. Some cases are worse than others. In fact, so bad, it becomes addictive. The bad kind of addictive. Social media addiction in teens is not an often overlooked or ignored issue. The facts …

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In the Comments: Digital Self-Harm

Digital self-harm is so new you may not even know what it is. This type of self-harm is most popular among adolescents. So if you’re a parent, it’s especially important to be in the loop. This is a form of self-aggression. The aggression is geared towards oneself. Anonymously posting hurtful and or verbally abusive comments …

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Going Overboard With Media Devices: Screen Overuse in Teens Leads to Unhappiness

The phrase ‘too much of a good thing’ is among the truest ever spoken; especially when it comes to your teens and their phones. Today’s teens spend an average of nine hours per day using media; and according to a study conducted by San Diego State University, teens who spend excessive amounts of time texting, …

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Snapchat Addiction: Popular Social Platform Is Becoming an Issue

Snapchat–around 75 percent of teenagers use this social media platform as a way of communicating with friends. Experts believe Snapchat is such a hit because of its non-committal attitude and instant gratification. As its popularity continues to grow, an unlikely issue has arisen: Snapchat addiction. This may be the moment that you chuckle, but I …

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Gaming Addiction in Teens: Certain Games Are Worse for You

In our modern day world, technology makes it possible to speak face-to-face with people on different continents, to access more information than all the world’s physical libraries combined contain, and to interact with virtual worlds in ways we never would’ve thought possible just 20 years ago. But as we continue to integrate technology into our …

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Apps May Be Able to Help Identify & Treat Signs of Technology Addiction

The risks of our increasing reliance on technology are becoming more apparent each day. It’s becoming more common to know how to identify the signs of technology addiction in a teen–but many parents still struggle to keep up. But what if we couldn’t turn the issue into the solution? People are proposing we use technology …

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Treatment for Teens with Anxiety: Internet Use Could Be Causing Issues

Smartphones, tablets, laptops–these forms of instant access to the internet are normal in today’s world. It’s almost unheard of for a teenager to go a day without using the internet. While the internet has given us many gifts, it’s becoming clear that it’s also causing some issues. In treatment for teens with anxiety and technology …

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Teen Technology Overuse Replacing Drug Overuse

Today we live in a world that’s massively interconnected through technology. With the flick of a finger, you can contact someone leagues away around the planet. More information is available than ever before, more distractions are available than ever before–and it can have consequences. Teen technology overuse is becoming one of these consequences. Being able …

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