Embracing Quality Media Usage

Potential for developing problematic media habits is a growing concern for young people as the human costs of being always connected are becoming better understood. Laurel Felt and Michael Robb offer strategies for encouraging balanced and thoughtful engagement.
Girl thinking about technology

‘Problematic media use’ is a term that describes dysfunctional ways of engaging with media and encompasses many related terms, including Internet addiction, technology addiction, Internet gaming disorder, and others. Media users’ problematic relationships with media and devices, such as smartphones, could be characterised as compulsive, obsessive, or unhealthy. 

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