Are you worried your teen is too dependent on their smart phone and technology is taking up too much of their time? Whether it’s perusing social media, texting with friends, playing games, doing homework, or attending class, our teens’ time with screens is ever-increasing in a COVID-19 world. You may be left wondering how all this time with media could be negatively affecting teen mental health – or you might suspect there is already an impact. Fortunately, there are steps parents and caring adults can take to help teens navigate technology in a savvy and healthy manner. And though it’s easier to introduce limits from the start, you can still work out a plan with your teen when their device is already part of their life.
In this webinar, Meredith Gansner, MD, shares how technology and media affect teen mental health, parents and caring adults can support healthy teen use of technology, and media plans guide family technology expectations and practices.