Is Your Teen Hooked? The Dangers of Social Media Addiction

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On “Psychology Behind the Headlines”, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Dr. Jude Black discuss about the dangers of social media for developing brains.

Social Media is Engineered for Addiction

Features like notifications and infinite scrolling trigger reward centers in the brain, making it hard to put our phones down – even for adults!

Developing Brains Are at Risk

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable to the addictive nature of social media. Their brains are still developing, and they haven’t formed strong self-regulation skills.

Parents Have a Role to Play

Adults need to set limits and model healthy tech habits. Open communication and finding alternative activities can help kids avoid getting sucked into the digital vortex

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