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)
- Free Schedule Maker: Use My Google Sheet Template
- Habit Tracker Template — Use My (Printable) Google Sheet
- Timeboxing: Why It Works and How to Get Started in 2023
- The New York Times Uses the Very Dark Patterns it Derides
- What is the Opposite of “Distraction?” The Single Word that Will Change Your Life This Year
- Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices
- Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier