Your Questions Answered: How To Make Tech A Healthy Part Of Your Kids’ Lives

A recent study found that nearly 60 percent of parents think their teens are “addicted” to the Internet—and 52 percent of the children surveyed think they’re addicted, too. In a recent segment, a panel of expertsdiscussed the scale of the issue for young people in America, and new efforts to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile phones.

Psychologist Ed Spector specializes in helping young patients use technology in moderation. After the show, he answered questions from parents in a live Facebook chat.

Here are some highlights:

On setting time limits with your children

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On issues with technology in schools

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On why being proactive is the key to success

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On starting a conversation with your children

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On applications that track the use of technology

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On the connection between tech abuse and introversion

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On why tech addiction is a danger for teens
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On cellphone light filters
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