Kids, Mental Health, & Devices : increased device time equals diminished mental health
- How the pandemic has disrupted our routines, and how the lack of routine impacts children. Listen to episode #1….
- Jean Twenge website
- Monitoring the Future Survey – website
- The UnLonely Project - website
- Adam Leventhal – psychologist at USC
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- How the pandemic has impacted time management
- Lessons learned from the stay at home order
- We are all expendable
- Time is the only constant in life
- Time is the only currency that matters
- Allocating our “time expenses”
- Dunkin Donuts coffee versus Starbucks coffee
- Increased content consumption because of the pandemic
- Increased device time because of the pandemic
- Why I can’t watch national morning shows anymore
- How news delivery had changed our tolerance for facts
- The impact of device time on young brains
- Children born between 1995 and 2012 are the loneliest people on the planet
- How loneliness can shorten your life span
- Rising rates of depression among children
- Social media use increases rates of depression and anxiety
- Screen time is linked to diminished mental health
- Reading on PAPER improves mental health outcomes and improves development and health of physical structures in the brain
- How device use impacts sleep among teens
- Impact of device time on the brain development of preschoolers
- Impact of device time on long-term development of 8 to 12 year olds
- How smartphone use among adolescents may trigger ADHD like symptoms and changes the brain
- How screen-based activities make teens less happy
- The Unlonely Project and using creative pursuits and bibliotherapy to improve mental health
- Tips and tricks for parents to improve the mental health of their children
- Tips and tricks for educators to improve the mental health of their student
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Weinberger, Jesse The Boogeyman Exists: And He’s In Your Child’s Back Pocket, 2nd ed.OvernightGeek, 2019