Join Delaney Ruston, MD, a leading authority on parenting in the digital age and the filmmaker of the award-winning Screenagers movies, as she explores strategies for raising screen-wise and tech-balanced youth. Through interviews with researchers, thought leaders, and young people themselves, the Screenagers Podcast delivers the latest in science along with practical tips and important insights that parents will want to share with their kids and teens.
Recovered Gaming Addict Shares His Story And Advice
Frustrated with his obsession with video gaming, Cam Adair wrote a post about his struggles that went viral. This led to his starting a movement that has brought together thousands to work to create a balanced life at Gamequitters.com. Cam is an international speaker to youth and their parents about video gaming. Today he shares his powerful personal story along with his wealth of insights for any youth who enjoys video gaming and any parent who is working to ensure a balanced life for their child.
Violence In Video Games And Shows, Why Should We Care?
Everyone knows that many young people play video games based on violent themes, and that shows have far more violence than when adults were kids. When COVID hit, many parents started to allow their kids to play games that they wouldn't have before COVID just because it has been such a source of connection. Dr. Ruston wants to understand how that this violence impacts youth. We hear from Douglas Gentile, Ph.D., a child psychologist who has been doing groundbreaking research in this field for over 25 years.
Tips From A Therapist Of Teens With Problematic Tech Use
These days Dr. Ruston hears parents’ concerns around all the video gaming their kids are doing — as well as social media and other screen time and their worries around the risks their kids will develop an addiction to technology. Dr. Ruston talks with Ed Spector, Psy.D., a psychologist who has worked with young people struggling with problematic video gaming and the internet. Learn what gaming disorder is and what strategies Dr. Spector uses with his clients to gain more balance in their tech lives.
Inoculating Youth With The Truth About Vaccines
False information about vaccines has been around before social media, but now it can spread that much faster. The results have been deadly. We all want safe and effective vaccines against COVID. Today Dr. Ruston breaks down some of the false information around vaccines, explores amazing vaccine history, and relates this all to COVID. We also hear from kids and from a renowned vaccine researcher, Dr. Parker Small.
How To Spot And Stop The Spread Of Disinformation
Stanford researcher who studies this question and has created evidenced-based ways kids can be savvy fact-checkers. Also, teens share how they evaluate social media posts and decide when to share or not.
New Science On Sleep, Our Kids, And What To Do
With back to school starting and all the online and offline stressors our kids face right now, this show is about improving our kids’ emotional well-being by focusing on healthy sleep. Have your kids and teens listen to this show with you! Hear fascinating insights and studies from Dr. Judy Owens, the Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, as well as parents and teens' real-life experiences. You will discover new ideas for increasing your child’s chance of brain nourishing sleep.