Children, Technology Addiction, and Brain Development

Children and the impact of technology on child development is explored with clinical psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Strohman. From our first introductions to technology to future advances, Dr. Strohman breaks down the research on the impact technology has on development of the human brain, and how it influences us physically as well as our ability to develop social and emotional skills. Lastly, take a look at how technology has created a new hunting ground for predators and the legal ramifications of sexting as a minor in this episode of Antidote, hosted by Michael Parker.

Dr. Strohman is a licensed clinical psychologist that has spent more than a decade working with individual, family and adolescent clients struggling with issues including depression, anxiety and addiction. Her training as a cognitive behavioral psychologist is balanced with her analytical yet, down to earth approach, where the focus of therapy is about gaining tools rather than an ongoing commitment. Her goal is to empower clients to work with their own strengths to find the solutions and get on the right path to wellbeing.

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00:01 Welcoming Dr. Lisa Strohman to Antidote.
01:43 The upside & downside to technology and education.
03:00 Children and technology.
05:53 The physical consequences of technology.
07:56 Signs of technology overuse.
09:36 Sexting & the potential legal charges.
12:26 Symptoms from technology abuse.
14:50 Digital hoarding, digital shunning and bullying.
18:16 Average data consumption.
20:20 Reading, sleeping & multitasking.
21:04 The Technology Wellness Center.
22:05 The FBI & sexual predators.
24:10 How to talk to our children.
25:18 Isolation then and now.
27:47 The future of our relationship with technology.
29:18 Unplugging from technology.
31:12 Balancing technology and real life experiences.
32:04 Thank you and goodbye.


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