TikTok Claims It’s Limiting Teen Screen Time. Teens Say It Isn’t.

by Sapna Maheshwari | The New York Times | March 23, 2023

TikTok recently placed a 60-minute “daily screen time limit” on the app for users under 18. While that limit can be overridden with passcodes, the hope is that the pause will serve as a “speed bump” to force teens to think about what they’re doing and decide if they want to continue. The Digital Wellness Lab’s Dr. Michael Rich was interviewed for this article.

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The Selfie Effect on Your Brain

by Dr. Sanjay Gupta | CNN Chasing Life Podcast | March 14, 2023

Professor Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, a child psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital who consults with the Digital Wellness Lab, gets in depth with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the mental health effects of youth use of social media. She also offers some reassurance based on her clinical experience with young people today. (Starting at 9:00 of the audio)

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Is my child spending too much time online?

by Dr. Jennifer Arnold | Boston Children's Answers: Kids Health | February 27, 2023

In this digital age, many parents struggle with how to manage their child’s time online using social media, gaming or watching videos. In this episode, host Dr. Jennifer Arnold talks with special guest Dr. Michel Rich, Director of the Digital Wellness Lab and the Clinic for the Interactive Media and Internet Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital. Together they offer practical advice and answers to common questions.

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