Social Media Expert Panel Resources

There are wonderful things on the internet….

Here is an article that explains the correlation between teenage depression, suicide and smartphone use:

Jean Twenge, “Teenage depression and suicide are way up — and so is smartphone use,” The Washington Post, November 19, 2017,

This is a journal article reviewing the neuroscience of internet pornography addiction:

Todd Love et al., “Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction: A Review and Update,” Behavioral Sciences, September 2015,

This site has a wealth of useful information and tools  for parents of children of all ages  and includes some social media and smartphone use contracts that parents and children can use:

We created this framework of stages of internet independence to help parents structure the involvement of their children with internet based devices and apps:

Digital Age Parenting Handout