Worried about your kids’ video gaming? Explore their online worlds yourself
Dr. Michael Rich, founder of the Digital Wellness Lab, articulates the importance of balancing screen time with other priorities in life, including low-stimulation time.Get the whole story at NPR.
Six ways parents can help children avoid harmful effects of social media
Some of the Digital Wellness Lab’s Pulse Survey results on the effects of social media on youth body image is cited in relation to the Surgeon General’s recent advisory.Get the whole story at San Francisco Chronicle.
Mass. doctor on surgeon general’s social media warning
Digital Wellness Lab founder and director Dr. Michael Rich comments on US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s recent advice on social media, on the Lab research he cited, and on how social media can exacerbate existing body image problems with which young people already have to contend.Get the whole story at WCVB Boston.
Surgeon General warns about social media and youth mental health
The Digital Wellness Lab’s work studying the health effects of the internet on youth is cited, and Director Dr. Michael Rich is quoted about efforts to help guide parents and to help companies make healthier products.Get the whole story at CBS News.
Tips to help families manage screen time battles from Boston Children’s Hospital’s Digital Center
The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich explains some of the work of the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID,) and he gives advice on helping children manage screen media with 5 M’s: Modeling, Mentoring, Monitoring, Mastery, and Making memories.Get the whole story at Boston 25 News.
How physicians can help parents address kids’ social media use
Digital Wellness Lab founder Dr. Michael Rich goes in depth explaining ways healthcare providers can help handle social media’s impact on youth.Get the whole story at American Medical Association.
Half of US Teens Say They’ve Experienced Cyberbullying — What Parents Need to Know
The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich answers a wide variety of questions on how families can help guide kids through the complex risks of increasingly online lives.Get the whole story at PEOPLE Magazine.
Expert calls for increase in digital wellness awareness
An effort to increase the awareness of the need for digital wellness in Nigeria cites the expertise of the Digital Wellness Lab.Get the whole story at TVC News.
The Guptas on Parenting in the Social Media Era
Digital Wellness Lab’s founder Dr. Michael Rich explains that social media use can be an attempt to self-soothe.Get the whole story at CNN Chasing Life Podcast.
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The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich explains the positive and negative effects of social media, citing the Lab’s recent Pulse Survey results. He also emphasizes the need for parents to become and stay engaged with their children. (Starting at 15:00 of the video)Get the whole story at CBS News.