Recently, I was invited to discuss how technology might impact children’s mental health at the Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado. I shared the stage with Dr. Jean Twenge, author of the book iGen and an article in The Atlantic that got a lot of attention titled, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

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Dr. Twenge and I had very different perspectives on how bad technology is for kids and whether tech is even the real source of the associated problems. However, we did agree on many of the solutions to tech overuse and abuse.

I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know what you think of the discussion in the comments.

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