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...
Protect Yourself from Online Trolling Behavior

Protect Yourself from Online Trolling Behavior

If a post goes viral, even within a circle of friends, we are more at risk of being a target for online trolling behaviors. The APA (American Psychological Association) recommends 5 approaches to prevent being targeted and to take action if it happens: Consider the...