Dopamines are a powerful 'reward' that get released. Plus the allure of social media keeps us coming back despite the consequences.
Both iPhones (iOS 12+) and Android (Pie) have built in tools to manage your and your family's app usage. Take a few minutes if you're unfamiliar with these tools. It will help later.
We all use tech, so it's easy to think it's "not a big deal" unlike real drugs. Our brains experience elevated dopamine from apps that affect our brain the same as a drug. App makers rely on addiction experts to get us hooked.
When it's time to talk with your kids, these facts can help you explain your concerns with more than a 'because-I-said-so' explanation.
Smart Social helps your kid shine online with great free content. Founder Josh Ochs teaches students to use their devices with a purpose, instead of just as a pastime. Smart Social's Digital Driver's Ed program teaches kids how to impress colleges and future employers by creating positive digital resumes with their social media accounts. SmartSocial.com also helps parents overcome frustrations with screen time addiction and all the safety risks lurking on social media.