5 Ways to Monitor Your Teen’s Internet Addiction

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Social media is almost a universal feature of adolescence for teens today. This increased connectivity has changed the way teens socialize, but it’s unclear whether they are actually more connected to others. As part of the Pew Research Center’s research into Americans’ digital lives, they found roughly two-thirds of parents of teens (65%) say they…

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Teen Substance Use Treatment Programming at Elevations RTC

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Teen substance use is a growing concern affecting millions of families in the US. At Elevations RTC, when we have students struggling with substance use issues and other addiction-related challenges (such as technology, gaming, or pornography addiction) we organize specialized therapeutic groups to work towards recovery.  The focus of substance use and addiction programming at…

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The Effects of Cyberbullying on Offline Relationships

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According to the Center for the Digital Future, time spent online every week by average Americans has risen from 9.4 hours to 23.6 over the last generation, which has changed the way teens socialize and form offline relationships. Around 65% of teenagers believe that the internet is considered important for maintaining social relationships. While the…

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It Goes Down in the DMs: 4 Messaging Apps to Monitor

Teens spend an average of nine hours a day online, most of which is spent “scrolling”-a term used to describe mindless flicking through various social media news feeds and being inundated with information that is difficult to digest at once. Teens are not the only generation that has become addicted to new technology, but many…

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The Problem of Teen Sexting & What Parents Can Do

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Technology has come with a lot of good: communication across oceans, easier access to information, and higher form of interconnectedness the world has never seen before. These aren’t just pros, though–they have their downsides. One of those downsides has been the rise of teen sexting. On average, kids have a cell phone before they turn…

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Certain Video Game Use in Teens Can Negatively Impact Brain Growth

With the technological revolution, we’ve been given many useful and life-changing tools. The internet, phones, computers, tablets–these have all be transformatory for us as humans, but as time goes on, it becomes clearer that these tools also have potential negative effects. Specifically, the effects of video game use in teens is getting more attention because…

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FOMO: Ways to Help Teens Overcome their Social Media Addiction

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FOMO (or “Fear of Missing Out”). Social media addiction. All of human knowledge at a user’s fingertips. Today’s world is very different from the world of even twenty years ago. All of a sudden, new technology has created opportunities and turned everyday routine on its head. However, these advances did not occur without side effects:…

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Sleepless Nights Can Be Caused By Internet Addiction

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Internet addiction is gaining attention as technology rapidly integrates itself more and more into our lives each day. The internet has the ability to offer us amazing opportunities, such as communicating with someone oceans away. It also has the ability to become an unhealthy habit if used improperly. When you think of internet addiction, what…

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Technology Addiction Treatment: Social Media Can Fuel the Issue

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Technology addiction treatment is increasingly becoming needed around the world. As the influence of technology becomes more and more integrated into our lives, issues have begun to arise. While smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the internet have revolutionized how we communicate with each other and live our lives, it has also started to cause issues in…

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