Are Smartphones the Next Teen Addiction Crisis?


Kids and teens spend as much time on devices as in school. Studies show it impacts their brain development and mental health. Psychology, K-12 education, and neuroscience experts share the science behind why teen brains are uniquely susceptible to getting hooked on tech and how we can help students right now. Discover neuroscience-based digital media curriculum and resources designed to teach teens about their changing brains and empower them to develop healthy relationships with their devices.

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  1. Attendees will develop an understanding of adolescent brain development and how neurological changes influence technology use and well-being.
  2. Attendees will learn about the harmful effects of excessive device use on adolescent brain development.
  3. Attendees will gain pedagogical insights to help adolescents apply healthy device habits and preserve important brain functions.



Isabella Perales, Account Supervisor, Finn Partners

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  • Tags: SEL, mental health
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Health & Wellbeing
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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