Technology Use

Would Banning Snap Streak Feature Reduce Social Anxiety in Teen Snapchat Users?

By | October 11th, 2019|Technology Use, Teen Girl Issues|

The topic of social media addiction is going to court, with the introduction of the Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act. Senator Josh Hawley proposed this bill this week to prohibit social media companies from exploiting users [...]

Is Your Daughter’s Addiction to Instagram Likes Affecting Her Ability to Feel Well-Liked?

By | May 8th, 2019|Relationships, Technology Use, Teen Girl Issues|

Instagram just proposed that they would start hiding likes from other viewers in an attempt to empower users to use it as a platform of self-expression rather than self-comparison. Younger generations are more drawn to social media apps [...]

Snapchat Addiction: The Darkside of a Popular Worldwide App

By | October 26th, 2017|Addiction, Mental Health, Technology Use|

Snapchat is just about on every teenager’s smartphone. It's one of the most used apps in the world, competing with other major companies like Instagram and Facebook. A downside has begun to become apparent, though, as this app [...]

Solstice 20/20 Episode: How Digital Addiction Is Affecting Teens

By | June 13th, 2017|Technology Use|

If you haven’t heard already, recently there was a Solstice 20/20 episode about how we deal with digital addiction in our program. Our technological advancements have bettered the lives of many, but there’s always some fallout from new [...]

Why Instagram Could Be Worse for Your Daughter with Low Self Esteem

By | May 25th, 2017|Self-Esteem, Technology Use|

Social media is embedded in most of our daily lives today, few will dispute that. Adults are known to have at least a Facebook profile, while teens are known to have all the social media accounts under the [...]

A Craving for ‘Likes’: Is It a Social Media Addiction?

By | May 15th, 2017|Technology Use|

There are certain reward centers in the brain that go crazy for things like chocolate or winning money, which explains why people binge on chocolate or continue to gamble even when they’re in debt. These reward centers also [...]

Could Teen Technology Use Be the Next Big Drug?

By | April 3rd, 2017|Addiction, Technology Use|

The world we live in today involves massive amounts of technology. Few will argue that technology is the future. It’s how we communicate while on different continents. It’s how we tell our children we love them when we’re [...]