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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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Tips for managing screen time – A family affair

According to a 2018 study by the Pew Research Centre, 51% of teens say their parents are sometimes distracted by their phones when talking to them. As a parent, this information made me reflect on my own screen time, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to be more mindful of when, where and how […]

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