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.
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.
Absolute Yes To Fighting Less
Arguments in the home about screen time are common and more so when school is in session, so what to do? What is a parenting strategy that can promote healthy screen use, and other positive behaviors, while at the same time decrease fighting? In this episode, Delaney talks with one of her favorite parenting experts, Dr. Tammy Fisher Huson, about a strategy that Delaney learned from Tammy in the past and has made a real difference in Delaney’s own home.
How Influencers Make All Their Money, And Why It’s Important
It's a new world where regular people of all ages become stars on the internet overnight. But how do young influencers become brand marketers? Different for males than females? Kids & teens feel connected & trust YouTubers they follow but are they aware they're being marketed to? How is this type of marketing affecting our kids' self-esteem? Today’s guests include a talent manager for influencers who gives a behind the scenes look at these questions, along with teens who share their personal experiences.
TikTok's Allure (And How Two Teens Cut Back
Time on TikTok has been skyrocketing. Why is it attracting such huge numbers of teens? What positives can happen on the app, and what are some of the risks? The sheer amount of time it consumes is what most young people say is TikTok’s biggest downside. On today’s show, Dr. Delaney Ruston speaks with two teenagers, Marie and Manisha, who answer these questions and others.
Brain Biology and Preventing Excessive Video Gaming
Why do some kids and teens get overly frustrated and bored when it’s time to turn off their video games? How to know when game playing has become excessive? What are tips that all families should know for ensuring healthy videogame play? In today’s episode, Physician Delaney Ruston explores these issues along with a new model of brain biology to help explain irritability and boredom associated with video gaming.