Family Digital Wellness Guide

This Digital Wellness Guide is designed to provide parents and caregivers with information and guidance based on clinical evidence and scientific research. In it, we discuss both the benefits and risks of digital media use and provide strategies for parents and caregivers of children from birth through young adulthood.


Our articles are meant to create a village square of sharing and learning from each other’s research, expertise, and lived experiences.


The Lab’s webinars are organized around a specific topic or theme related to how media and technology use affects the development, health and wellbeing of youth. Expert panelists are invited to share their insight, knowledge and experience from their respective field in lively, moderated conversations with audience questions encouraged.

Parent Guides

Raising digitally well children requires that we constantly guide them through intentional engagement and ongoing learning, both online and in the natural world. Our guides provide clinically-informed and evidence-based guidance that parents and guardians can put into action today.

Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders

The Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID) is a specialty clinic within the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Led by Michael Rich, MD, MPH and Michael Tsappis, MD, CIMAID is a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults whose excessive online activities have caused problems with sleep, school, social functioning, physical health, and mental health.