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Countering the Dark Side of Tech: Encouraging Healthy Media Habits

What are the human costs of an ‘always connected’ lifestyle, especially for our children? A report by Laurel Felt and Michael Robb examines the latest scientific research about media use, highlighting its possible problematic impacts on youth’s well-being and development and offering suggestions for 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 characteried as compulsive, obsessive, or unhealthy. 

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