This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent & Teen Communication
Throughout the pandemic we’ve relied on technology for school, work, and socializing. The increase in technology use has created concerns about our teen’s mental health, physical well-being, and social skills. I’ve heard parents contemplating a summer digital detox but there are better ways to support teen technology use and mental health.
3 Ways to Support Teen Technology Use and Mental Health
I recently hosted a webinar about Teens, Tech + Mental Health for the Center for Parent & Teen Communication. Together with Michael Robb of Common Sense Media and pediatrician, Hina Talib, M.D., we discussed how to ensure safe, healthy online spaces for teens. Some new findings related to teens and digital media were shared that may surprise you.
Here are my biggest takeaways about how we can support teen technology use while prioritizing their mental health.