Texting and Driving: One of the Dangers of Technology Addiction in Teens

Technology addiction in teens is not uncommon within today’s society. Teens have constant access to cellphones, computers, and social media. With the increased need to constantly be accessing social media or checking messages, texting and driving as a teen and adult, is at an all-time high. CNN recently released an article discussing how parents can …

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Media Influence on Teens Not the Main Cause of Early Promiscuity

It’s common for parents to worry about media influence on teens. Nowadays, there are so many shows and movies depicting sexual interactions among very young teens (Pretty Little Liars, for example) that are specifically made to target that audience. But is there any evidence that parents need to be worrying about media influence on teens? According …

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Teen Social Issues and Violent Video Games Linked

A recent study has confirmed something many parents have been worried about: violent video games are linked to worsening teen social issues, but not in the way many think. Instead of it being directly the violent material’s fault, researchers think it’s the avoidance of social interaction that is problematic–not the gaming itself. Psych Central recently …

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The Power of Nature: Technology is rotting your brain

The power of nature lies in its quiet solitude, inspiring beauty, and removal of the daily stressors of modern life. Today’s culture involves a barrage of television, cell phones, and computers. Research shows teens spend exorbitant time in technology of more than 20 hours a week while only dedicating 50 minutes in a week doing …

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Video Game Addiction Treatment Needed for Sleep Loss and Obesity

Nowadays, video games are essentially everywhere. Instead of a board game or a stack of cards, it’s an Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, or Wii. That’s all fine and good–except some kids are finding themselves in need of video game addiction treatment. Video game addiction has been linked to ADHD, self-harm, sleep deprivation, and disorders related to …

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How to Handle Out-of-Control Cell Phone Use in Teens

The technology of today is a powerful, exciting tool for communication and learning–but it can be dangerous. Technology addiction, online predators, cyber bullies, and inappropriate information are all things related to the smartphone in your child’s pocket. Cell phone use in teens is nearly unavoidable, but like any other situation, you, as a parent, need …

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A Fear of Missing Out Is Increasing Anxiety in Teens

When you think about the typical teen, it’s hard to not imagine them staring at a phone texting or checking social media. Becoming more connected through social media has created a new pressure to constantly check updates and keep up with what’s going on in the world; it’s created a fear of missing out (FoMO). …

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