Social Media Expert Panel Resources

There are wonderful things on the internet….

http://myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com/

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, http://wapo.st/2zMW2Eq?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.6b6a0a33692a

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, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4600144/

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:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/technology-addiction-concern-controversy-and-finding-balance/resources

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