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  • Would a warning on social media work to improve children’s mental health?

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    Cassie McGrath

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    Healthcare Brew

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    Research Director Dr. David Bickham of the Digital Wellness Lab explains that, unlike tobacco, social media platforms have both positive and negative effects on kids.

    Get the whole story at Healthcare Brew.

  • The Surgeon General Proposed Warning Labels On Social Media For Teens, And Experts Have Thoughts

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    Marie Holmes

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    Huffpost

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    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is cited as using The Digital Wellness Lab Pulse Survey, Adolescent Media Use: Attitudes, Effects, and Online Experiences, and Lab director Dr. Michael Rich cautions that social media can have legitimate benefits, unlike smoking.

    Get the whole story at Huffpost.

  • Unsettled science on social media

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    H. Holden Thorp

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    Science

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    Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Digital Wellness Lab, is cited, advising that children should learn to use phones and social media as the tools they are.

    Get the whole story at Science.

  • LAUSD considering student cellphone ban

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    Spectrum News 1 staff

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    Spectrum News 1

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    Dr. Michael Rich, founder of the Digital Wellness Lab, discusses on potential school phone bans and how phones can distract and tether kids.

    Get the whole story at Spectrum News 1.

  • Instagram Is Not a Cigarette

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    Caroline Mimbs Nyce

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    The Atlantic

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    Digital Wellness Lab research director Dr. David Bickham comments on the evolving understanding of social media’s effects on kids.

    Get the whole story at The Atlantic.

  • Experts reflect on parenting in the digital age on Raising Me podcast

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    Adrienne Stein

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    the Raising ME podcast

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    The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich gives insights into the developmental stages parents are guiding kids through even amid ubiquitous digital media.

    Get the whole story at the Raising ME podcast.

  • A surgeon general’s warning on social media wouldn’t be as powerful as good-old-fashioned parenting, experts say

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    Erin Snodgrass

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    Business Insider

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    Adolescent Media Use: Attitudes, Effects, and Online Experiences, a Pulse Survey from the Digital Wellness Lab, is mentioned for exploring self-reported effects of social media on adolescents.

    Get the whole story at Business Insider.

  • Surgeon general wants warning labels for social media apps

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    Jessica Brown and Erika Tarantal

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    WCVB Channel 5 Boston on Youtube

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    Digital Wellness Lab Consulting Psychologist Erica Lee comments on the mental health risks of youth social media use.

    Get the whole story at WCVB Channel 5 Boston on Youtube.

  • Opinion: The warning parents need about social media

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    Kara Alaimo

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    CNN

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    The Pulse Survey Adolescent Media Use: Attitudes, Effects, and Online Experiences from the Digital Wellness Lab is referenced.

    Get the whole story at CNN.

  • By Some Measures, Students’ Well-Being Has Been Stable for a Decade, Study Shows

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    Lauraine Langreo

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    Education Week

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    Digital Wellness Lab Scientist Dr. Zhiying (Zoey) Yue comments on the stresses endured by high school students and on increasing mental health diagnoses.

    Get the whole story at Education Week.

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