Mini 35: 10 New Tips for Setting Smartphone Boundaries

As more and more “screens” compete for our attention, Dr. Hallowell believes it’s crucial to set boundaries and limits with them. In this mini, Dr. H offers suggestions to help you control when, where and how you use your phone, computer and other electronics.

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Mini Distraction #11: Addicted to Information & Gaming: Ryan’s Story

Our full-length show this week explores internet addiction (Episode #11). In this mini episode, another young man shares his descent into a full-blown internet addiction. He opens up about rehab and touches on the practical side of getting help if you can’€™t afford inpatient care.

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

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Ep 11: The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’€™s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’€™s.)

Resources:

reSTART’€™s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html
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Ep 7: Our Obsession with Our Devices

How much time do you spend staring at a screen? Maybe it’€™s not your fault. Maybe the internet is designed to be addictive. Ned takes a look at the issue, and we send our producers down a digital rabbit hole to show you how we all get sucked in. Learn about a wonderful new invention that can help you unplug but stay connected, and why a digital detox should be part of your regular diet.

What’€™s your digital rabbit hole? Send us a note at [email protected] and you might be included in a future show!

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Ep 5: The Effect of Technology on Our Kids

The effect of technology on kids, a topic that keeps parents, educators, and many of us up at night. Ned hears from the pros, kids, parents and a special guest as he explores screen-time, online dangers, setting limits, and the latest apps parents should be concerned about. He also talks to a security expert and former FBI agent posing undercover online as a 13-year-old girl about these internet risks.

Dr. Susan Linn, co-founder of the campaign for a commercial-free childhood joins Ned in this episode to explain the effects of media on youth and offer tips for setting limits.

Send us your thoughts and questions to [email protected] and you might be included in a future episode!

Show Notes:

www.consumingkids.com

www.momsclub.org

www.kiddle.co

www.internetsafetyconcepts.com/parents

Additional Resources:

Kids-Parent Contract

Teen-Parent Contract

 

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