Big Mama's House Podcast

Kids, Mental Health, & Devices : increased device time equals diminished mental health

Episode Summary

Internet Safety Podcast: Screen time directly impacts your child’s mental health via loneliness, depression and anxiety. Children on screens show physical changes in brain structures, impacted brain development, and lower educational outcomes. ----- In this episode we’re going to explore the direct impact that increased device time has on mental health. TIME is the only real human constant, the only currency we have and collectively we waste it - consistently. Even before Covid-19, many of us were overusing our devices, but the stay-at-home order has completely destroyed our basic human need for a time-based routine and with no schedules - time spent on devices has sky-rocketed. But what if it doesn’t end there? We’re going to review the data and studies (centered on teens) which show, clearly, that higher device time equals higher rates of depression and anxiety. And finally, we’ll review tips and tricks for parents and educators. Plus I’ll tell you why I WAY prefer Dunkin Donuts coffee to Starbucks coffee.

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