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Promoting digital well-being and balanced screen time in the New Year

If you and your family were fortunate enough to enjoy some downtime time over the holidays, it’s likely at one point or another you lifted your gaze from your device and the concern of screen time came over you. When school, extracurricular and work commitments aren’t all consuming, it can be even easier to get […]

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What to do if you’re addicted to your smartphone

You’re walking down the street and suddenly think you feel a vibration coming from your pocket or purse. You believe your smartphone has just gone off, so you stop to check and discover it hasn’t. This innocent check may be a sign that your body has become conditioned to expect an interaction with your smartphone, […]

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Limiting screen time for your kid? It’s harder than it looks

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game “Fortnite” on a large screen.

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Social media: fear of missing out (FOMO) and what to do about it

I recently heard about “Offline October,” an initiative led by four high school students in Denver, Colorado. The teens are encouraging fellow students across America and internationally to disconnect from social media for the month. Their objectives are to shed light on mental health and the impact of device dependency, and also to encourage teens […]

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