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?“
You may also enjoy these articles I’ve written about digital distraction, focus, and kids and technology:
- Kids’ Video Game Obsession Isn’t Really About Video Games. It’s About Unmet Psychological Needs.
- The Real Reason Apple and Google Want You to Use Your Phone Less
- How Bad is Tech Use for Kids, Really?
- How to Be Indistractable: Video by Nir Eyal
- How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster
- Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video)
- Tech Companies are Addicting People! But Should They Stop?
- Technology is Distracting and Addictive. Here’s How to Fix It. (Video)
- Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart
- Why People Check Their Tech at the Wrong Times (and the Simple Trick to Stop It)
Top Indistractable Relationships Articles
- Children and Technology: 3 Things Parents Need To Know
- Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is.
- How to “Listen Like you Mean It”
- Screen Time for Kids: Give Them What They Need
- How to Raise Distraction-Free Kids
- [Survival Tips] Homeschooling During Coronavirus Closings
- Is Tech Ruining Kids? How to Safely Manage Screen Time
- The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’
- This Is The Most Important Skill Parents Should Teach Their Kids
- The Truth About Kids and Technology: Jean Twenge (iGen) and Nir Eyal (Hooked) Discuss Tech’s Effect on Children’s Mental Health