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Play No Games: Getting Your Teen to Ditch Their Device During Vacation

Does your teen love their gaming device? Most teens do. However, there is a time and a place where the gaming device can serve as an unwelcome distraction from the world around us. Teen video game addiction is very real and can impact many aspects of life. Vacation is one of those times and places. …

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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. Snapchat addiction is an issue that many families are dealing …

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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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Relationships Play Vital Role in Video Game Addiction Treatment

Video games are rapidly becoming more realistic and immersive. They can provide whole other worlds and platforms for adolescents to explore, problem-solve, and discover. Studies show video games can definitely have a positive impact–but only if used in healthy doses. As a parent, you know that teens don’t always take things in healthy doses, usually …

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Back to School Issue with Tech: Technology Addiction Treatment Centers

School has just started up again, which brings up the issue of technology addiction once again. Parents need to be more aware of the dangers that technology addiction poses and the options available to them–such as technology addiction treatment centers. It may seem drastic sounding now, but if your child begins seriously struggling with this …

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