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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

"Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights the tragic effects on teenagers who become…
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CNN: Are you addicted to the Internet?

(CNN) - "Internet addiction and the dangers that excessive computer gaming poses to children and adolescents are receiving fresh attention with the scheduled premiere of the documentary "Web Junkie" on PBS Monday."Read the full article at: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/17/opinions/steiner-adair-internet-addiction/
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SPEAKING TOPICSLost in Connection: How the Tech Effect Puts Children's Development at RiskDigital Citizenship and Cultural Literacy: Teaching Smart Kids to Outsmart Unhealthy Cultural ValuesThe Sustainable Family: Turning Tech into an Ally for Closeness, Creativity and CommunityHow to Be a Go-To Parent: Strategies for Creating Strong Family Connections in the Digital AgeGot Grit? Strengthening Social…
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In messaging apps for teens, talk of danger and dollars

"Teenagers, a historically wily demographic, are increasingly moving their digital social lives from public sites where their parents hang out to smartphone messaging apps, giving them nearly complete privacy in their online social lives."  Read More >>
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Family Day Unplugged: Advocates aim for tech-free holiday

While reading this story, you probably won't be interacting with your family.Over time, surfing the web and constantly staying connected could make you more distant with your loved ones. At least that's the concern behind "Family Day Unplugged," a program started by the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA).By Joseph Quigley, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2016 8:00 AM ETLast…
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How Internet Porn is Rewiring our Brains

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new film Don Jon is the story of a man whose porn habit has left him unable to relate to real women. He's not the only one, reports Nisha Lilia Diu"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10441027/How-porn-is-rewiring-our-brains.html Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon, a movie 'about how we connect with each other' 
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The times of day when your kids need you to disconnect

It’s the parenting paradox of the moment: never before has it been so easy to stay connected to our families through technology—at the same time, we find ourselves too distracted by our smartphones to interact with them in person. Read the full article at: http://qz.com/277464/the-times-of-day-when-your-kids-need-you-to-disconnect/
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8 Simple Steps to Strengthen Family Connections Every Day

How do we begin to reboot our tech habits so we don't have so many mini-moments of disconnect on the home front? Based on couples and family relationship studies, what we know about child development, and what kids tell me matters most to them, these simple steps can make a big difference. Parents find these…
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How to keep technology from interfering with family bonds

Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of “The Big Disconnect,” talks with fifth-graders at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly last month.By Taryn Plumb GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 13, 2014https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2014/02/13/how-keep-technology-from-interfering-with-family-bonds/5b3UrXpmDCbbkeLzV2gMfI/story.html
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The Generational Tech Gap

“Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Catherine Steiner-Adair join to discuss the gap in technology use between kids and their parents.” Watch at: msnbc.com
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