A few years ago, I was teaching a course on therapeutic techniques used with children and teen clients. We were becoming aware of the marked increase in anxiety, depression and suicidality in kids, which led to discussions on contributing factors. The emerging literature showed a correlation between these negative symptoms and device use, specifically with regard to social media and online interactions.
Additionally, personally, one of the more intimidating areas of parenting was (and continues to be) the uncharted territory of guiding children in their digital lives. I had […]