April 2021

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  • Opinion: Georgia schools should cut the cord on smartphones in class

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    Maureen Downey

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    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    Dr. Michael Rich, founder of the Digital Wellness Lab, is cited, pointing out the powerful potential of phones as both tools and distractions.

    Get the whole story at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • How to manage kids’ summer vacation screen time

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    Maria Stephanos and Erika Tarantal

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    WCVB Boston on Youtube

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    Digital Wellness Lab Consulting Psychologist Erica Lee covers advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to raise children to develop healthy relationships with technology that is important but involves risk.

    Get the whole story at WCVB Boston on Youtube.

  • Ithra’s Sync Digital Wellbeing Summit Highlights ‘Confronting The Digital Paradox’

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    MENAFN Staff

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    menafn.com

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    Dr. Michael Rich will attend this summit in Saudi Arabia.

    Get the whole story at menafn.com.

  • Out: Girl bossing. In: Bed rotting.

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    Emily Schario and Gia Orsino

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    The B-Side

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    Dr. Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, a Consulting Psychologist with the Digital Wellness Lab, emphasizes the need for balance and moderation in using low-energy down time.

    Get the whole story at The B-Side.

  • Cellphone Headaches in Middle Schools: Why Policies Aren’t Enough

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    Elizabeth Heubeck

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    Education Week

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    Digital Wellness Lab founder Dr. Michael Rich frames the keeping of phones out of schools as a way for students to developed dearly needed independence..

    Get the whole story at Education Week.

  • Larry Magid: For kids, summertime doesn’t have to mean more screen time

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    Larry Magid

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    The Mercury News

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    The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich is cited for writing about how a necessary tool like the internet cannot be treated the same was substance addictions are.

    Get the whole story at The Mercury News.

  • Local experts say helicopter parenting is a bigger danger to child mental health than screens

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    Khari Thompson and Tiziana Dearing

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    WBUR Boston

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    Digital Wellness Lab director Dr. Michael Rich lays out unstructured play and mindful use of screen devices as tools as vital tools in helping kids develop in healthy ways.

    Get the whole story at WBUR Boston.

  • Pinterest CEO wants to build a “more positive version of social media”

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    Lily Jamali and Rosie Hughes

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    Marketplace

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    The Digital Wellness Lab’s Inspired Internet Pledge initiative is highlighted for pushing tech companies to improve safety and health in the internet.

    Get the whole story at Marketplace.

  • Why I Plan To Let My Kids Get Bored This Summer

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    Melissa Willets

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    parents.com

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    Dr. Michael Rich of the Digital Wellness Lab chimes in about the value of boredom and its relationship with creativity.

    Get the whole story at parents.com.

  • The 1 Simple Thing You Can Do To Cut Down On Your Teen’s Phone Use

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    Marie Holmes

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    HuffPost

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    The founder of the Digital Wellness Lab, Dr. Michael Rich, discusses savvy ways to limit kids’ screen use, emphasizing the importance of adult modeling of healthy habits.

    Get the whole story at HuffPost.

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