Kids: Addicted to Technology

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The Modern Parent’s guide to navigating the challenges of kids and technology addictions.

BY DR. BILL BERCAW

How many times have we said in exasperation, “S/he is addicted to that (phone, iPod, iPad, TV, video game, etc.)!” It’s a phrase that is often used loosely to describe a person who seems obsessed with a device or game and is unable to break away from it. But are there times when a literal interpretation of that phrase is accurate? The short answer is “yes,” and this section will provide you with information about what specifically constitutes addiction within the tech world in all its various forms. It also explains what parents can do when they are concerned that their child’s relationship with a tech device or platform is becoming or has become addictive. Read on to find these answers and many others.

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