Episode 2

Technology and Mental Wellness

In In this podcast, Todd and Julie Fisher discuss how 21st century relationships differ from those of previous generations and the role that technology plays in that change and its impact on youth mental health. Digital natives are growing up in a world, where for the first time, they are forming relationships with people they’ve never met in real life. They talk, hangout and even date in a virtual world instead of the physical one. Because parents of digital natives grew up communicating largely in real life, there is a disconnect when it comes to understanding the new normal for relationships in the digital age. Todd and Julie discuss when parents should be concerned about relationships kids are forming online and how to set limits so that kids understand that real-world relationships matter more than virtual ones.

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Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people ages 10-24 years of age.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention