What are the Screen Time Dynamics in your Family?

What are the Screen Time Dynamics in your Family?

By Kerry Gallagher In a new survey of parents and teens released by Pew, there are some interesting key findings about families and screen time: Phone-less: 72% of U.S. teens say they often or sometimes feel peaceful when they don’t have their smartphone; 44% say it...
Online Sports Betting and Gambling Addiction

Online Sports Betting and Gambling Addiction

By Kerry Gallagher As we have embarked on March Madness and an exciting season of sports competition, there is an opportunity to proactively talk about online sports betting and gambling with the teens we care about. Among other statistics, Massachusetts Department of...
How to Talk to Other Parents About Our Tech Worries

How to Talk to Other Parents About Our Tech Worries

By Kerry Gallagher In a recently released study from the National PTA and Edge Research, parents reported that they feel alone in their fears and struggles with their children’s tech habits, but also that they don’t know how to talk to fellow parents about the topic....
The Hidden Costs of Multitasking

The Hidden Costs of Multitasking

By Kerry Gallagher The more complex the tasks, the more time we lose by multi-tasking. In fact, researcher David Meyer, PhD says that we lose as much as 40% of our time when trying to “task switch” between 2 complex tasks. What does this look like in real life?...
Social Media Fact Sheet

Social Media Fact Sheet

By Kerry Gallagher Pew Research Center recently released this Teens and Social Media Fact Sheet. Once you have taken a few minutes to review it, consider having a conversation with the 13-17 year olds in your life. You can ask: Which social media apps do you like the...