Digital media’s growing influence on children during their critical developmental years affects youth of all gender identities. In this “Ask the Experts” webinar, the impacts of these online interactions on the identities and experiences specific to boys in their journey to “manhood” is examined by a panel of experts, researchers, and health practitioners. Impacts of technology and digital media on risk-taking behavior, body image, self-esteem, and perceptions of gendered norms is discussed, as well as tips for parents to help their child maintain a healthy relationship with digital and social media influences.
Explore tweens’ and teens' complicated and dependent relationships with phones, social media, games, videos and more with Children and Screens “Ask the Experts” webinar, “12 to 18: Coming of Age Online.” An outstanding panel of researchers, clinicians, and parent experts tackled topics from mental health and digital addiction to sleep, social media, cyberbullying, pornography and sexting, as well as how to engage teens in effective conversations around issues impacting their health and happiness.
Download the Webinar Slides This webinar focuses on how parents can have more productive conversations with our kids about healthy use of technology.Kids and technology is one of the greatest challenges modern parents face. Just when we think we have a handle on it, some new app, device, or tech-centric interest comes along. While there is no “one-size-fits all” approach to managing our children’s tech use, as parents we can learn to have more productive conversations about it. In our December Learning from a Distance Webinar, Dr. Edward Spector, a nationally recognized expert in digital addition, shares: The latest research about gaming disorder and comorbidity What our kids are doing when they are online (and the biology behind it) How we can improve the dialogue we are having with our…
Videogaming has become a fundamental part of our culture, especially for young people. The medium offers immersive entertainment and, in some cases, a forum for lively social interaction. Yet, games can contain troubling, violent content; and even the tame ones may promote technology overuse. How much gaming is too much gaming? What should you do if you suspect videogames are overtaking your child’s life? And how can you ensure your kid has a positive, healthy gaming experience? A presentation brought to you by Children and Screens
Digital Addiction and Psychotherapy with Edward Spector Psy.D.
Licensed psychologist Edward Spector discusses compulsive technology use on Maryland Peace of Mind.
Gamers Learn To Play Responsibly [huge_it_video_player id="10"] As quoted in her article, Dr. Edward Spector said, [perfectpullquote align="full" bordertop="false" cite="" link="" color="#800000" class="" size="14"]You have a wide array of some people who are just having a little bit of difficulty and their grades have suffered a little bit, and then I have people … just everything has stopped in their lives,[/perfectpullquote] There are many resources out there for people to get help she continues. She tells a story of a boy who would play video games for more than 16 hours a day, and he isn't alone. Dr. Edward Spector is one of just a handful of clinical psychologists in the country who specializes in the treatment of compulsive use of technology. He said, [perfectpullquote align="full" bordertop="false" cite=""…
FORTNITE FEVER: WHY PARENTS SHOULD PLAY GAMES WITH THEIR KIDS [huge_it_video_player id="8"] Description: Teens are obsessing over newly mobile game Fortnite – a wildly popular game that pits you or your team against other players to be the last one standing. It’s giving teachers a headache over lost productivity and classroom time and some schools have had to ban the game from their WiFi networks. Child psychologist Ed Spector says the real draw of the game is not the pretty graphics or the intense game play but teaming up with your friends. Soledad O’Brien sits down with Dr. Spector to discuss how technology has created a new age hangout spot and how parents can help manage their child’s relationship with technology.
How To Help Teens And Children Fight ‘Tech Addiction’ Hear the Podcast from The Diane Rehm show where I talk about how to battle Tech Addiction just Click the "Play Button" below [audio id="your-css-id" class="pb-html5-audio-element" mp3="http://www.spectortherapy.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Podcast1.mp3" ogg="" wav="" preload="on" controls="on" flash_fallback="on" hidden="off"][/audio]
See the video below where I am featured on Good Morning America