We Need to Focus on Non-Screen Time
Dr. Michael Rich sits down with ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid to discuss approaches to digital balance that deemphasize “screen time” in favor of other markers of digital wellness.Read the full article at ConnectSafely.
Should Cell Phones Come With Health and Safety Advice?
The Digital Wellness Lab’s guidance for parents on handling a child’s first cell phone is highlighted as a valuable resource.Read the full article at Psychology Today.
5 tips for talking to your teen about their tech habits
The Lab contributes a guest blog post on creating open and clear lines of communication about tech and media use within a household.Read the full article at Amazon News.
What To Do When Your Kid Hates How They Look In Pictures
Digital Wellness Lab director Dr. Michael Rich discusses the difficulties of children’s self-image and how best to support them.Read the full article at HuffPost.
Teens and screens – the best approach
The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich has an in-depth conversation about digital wellness and what parents should – and should not – worry about.Read the full article at Radio New Zealand.
TikTok’s Viral Challenges Keep Luring Young Kids to Their Deaths
The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich comments on shortcomings in child-protection enforcement by social media platforms.Read the full article at Bloomberg.
All screens, no touch
Digital Wellness Lab director Dr. Michael Rich comments on the lack of variability in screen media vs. the real world.Read the full article at The Globe and Mail.
Good News: the mosquitoes wiping out dengue and the Indian village doing a digital detox
The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich contributes his clinical perspective on the benefits of a community-based “digital detox” initiative.
See the story on YouTube.
Episode 19: Problematic Teen Technology Use with Dr. Michael Rich
Digital Wellness Lab founder Dr. Michael Rich has an in-depth discussion of youth Problematic Interactive Media Use.
Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.Read the full article at Let's Talk podcast.
What TikTok does to your mental health: ‘It’s embarrassing we know so little’
The Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich calls out the urgent need to understand more about the effects of new social media on our kids’ mental health.Read the full article at The Guardian.