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Screen Time Monitoring Apps and Programs

If your New Year’s resolution is to have fewer screens in your life- you’re not alone! I have heard from so many families (including my own) that a major goal of 2019 is to decrease screen time. The Screenagers Movie is not only an incredible documentary on screens in our culture, but also provides ongoing resources regarding technology. They just released their 2019 list of screen time management apps for parents and families looking for more control over technology. See below for a wide variety of management programs.

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Jane Le's picture

The Social Media Dialectic

There’s no question that technology and social media have noticeably impacted the way we live our day-to-day lives.  We’re constantly posting, tweeting, commenting, liking, and now “reacting” to news, photos, moods, or ideas posted by both people we know and people we don’t know and “follow.”  What does get called into question is this:  Is social media keeping us more connected or disconnected to the world?  My answer:  It’s both.  It’s a dialectic!

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Social Media: For Better or For Worse

Do you know someone who doesn’t have social media? I’m guessing I know the answer to that question, and I am very guilty of dabbling in most every social media account out there as well! Why? Because its fun, distracting, and stimulating.  Americans are said to spend 4.7 hours on our phones per day, more specifically, Americans are reported to check into social medial and average of 17 times per day. That means we check at least one social media account once every hour.

It's A Big Deal

I ran across an interesting article the other day. You can read it here: We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists by Dr. Keith Ablow

Parents are often under the belief that their child is overreacting about the impact [said behavior] will have on their child’s reputation and relationships.  When in reality, the internet and social media almost guarantee this.  What most parents don't realize is that most things are a really big deal for this generation, not because the importance of anything has changed since they we growing up but because everything they do is on display for the world to see.

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