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  • What’s Going With Us: A Guide for Parents from a Teen

    What’s Going With Us: A Guide for Parents from a Teen

    Ibne Tamim is a senior at Manhattan Center For Science and Mathematics High School in New York City. Her passion and interest in behavioral and cognitive psychology…

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  • How You (and Your Kids) Can Feel Empowered by Social Media

    How You (and Your Kids) Can Feel Empowered by Social Media

    All parents want the same thing: to raise their kids to be good humans. Part of that means learning what we can and passing that knowledge on to our kids.

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  • What the Pandemic Did to Us: My Experience and a Little Advice for Parents

    What the Pandemic Did to Us: My Experience and a Little Advice for Parents

    I was a freshman in high school when COVID-19 first hit in the middle of March, 2020. Like every other student, I was more than happy not to have school for two weeks. But as the break kept getting extended, I started to actually miss school, which was something I never thought I would say.…

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  • Intern Spotlight: Sam Schwamm

    Intern Spotlight: Sam Schwamm

    Meet our graduate research intern, Sam Schwamm! Sam is a second-year Master’s student in the Eliot-Pearson Child Study and Human Development program at Tufts University. He joined the Digital Wellness Lab in September and will be with us for the 2022-2023 school year. As an intern at the Lab, Sam provides support on multiple Lab…

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  • Michael Carter, Ph.D, Adds to the Lab’s Expertise

    Michael Carter, Ph.D, Adds to the Lab’s Expertise

    Within his role as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Wellness, Michael will work with the Lab to investigate ways to advance the design of interactive media for the health and well-being of youth. Dr. Carter’s previous research focuses on the intersection of media and mental health among young adults and adolescents. Most recently, his…

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  • Our latest Pulse Survey results are in!

    Our latest Pulse Survey results are in!

    Do you ever wonder what your teenager is thinking as they scroll through their phone or sit glued to their laptop? Parents have a lot of opinions about their kids’ media use, but what are the kids’ opinions? In our most recent Pulse Survey (Adolescent Media Use: Attitudes, Effects, and Online Experiences), the Digital Wellness…

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  • Is Your Child’s Screen Use Damaging Their Eyes?

    Is Your Child’s Screen Use Damaging Their Eyes?

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology has proclaimed that August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, which is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss. Healthy vision is essential to a child’s ability to reach appropriate physical, social, and emotional milestones.

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  • What’s a Pulse Survey?

    What’s a Pulse Survey?

    One of the ongoing challenges of researching media and technology is that the digital landscape changes rapidly, often outpacing the research. Pulse Surveys help us keep up. Pulse Surveys allow us to collect data quickly, returning to similar audiences and measuring participants’ opinions and experiences on various topics. We conducted our first Pulse Survey in…

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  • Zoey Yue, Ph.D is Bringing New Insight to the Digital Wellness Lab

    Zoey Yue, Ph.D is Bringing New Insight to the Digital Wellness Lab

    We’re excited to welcome Zhiying (Zoey) Yue, Ph.D., to the Digital Wellness Lab this summer as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Wellness. Within her role, Zoey will be working with the Lab team to study the effects of emerging technologies in the realm of social media on young people’s mental health. ​​Dr. Yue’s prior…

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