September 2023

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  • 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.

  • Cultivating Citizenship Through Digital Connections at SXSW 2024

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    Michael Preston, moderator

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    The Joan Ganz Cooney Center on YouTube

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    Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Digital Wellness Lab, takes part in a panel at SXSW on developing prosocial behaviors in digital interactions.

    Get the whole story at The Joan Ganz Cooney Center on YouTube.

  • Your Kid May Already Be Watching AI-Generated Videos on YouTube

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    Kate Knibbs

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    Wired

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    Digital Wellness Lab Research Director David Bickham comments on the potential innovations from and pitfalls of using new AI tools in the creation of children’s media.

    Get the whole story at Wired.

  • Fallout from British royal family photo altered by Princess Kate

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    Jessica Brown

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    WCVB Boston on YouTube

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    The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. David Bickham comments on how normal it is to curate and alter photos of oneself online and advises on how to talk with children about online imagery.

    Get the whole story at WCVB Boston on YouTube.

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