How Does Technology Addiction Affect School Age Children? Adolescents and teens live in a much different environment than what their parents grew up in. When the pressures of schoolwork, peers, drugs, alcohol, or anything else become too much it...Read more
Anxiety and Social Media
Anxiety and Social Media At the Summerland Program at Camp Pocono Trails (CPT), we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the use of social media, especially among female campers, in the last 5 years. When our founder, Dr. Mike Bishop first discussed “screen...Read more
COVID-19 and Screen Addiction
COVID-19 and Screen Addiction According to ground-breaking studies from Birkbeck, Southwest University, University of California, and Nottingham Trent University, video game use and addiction severity have grown dramatically during the COVID-19...Read more
Quantity vs. Quality
Quality versus Quality Lately, much attention has been given to terms like “digital detox” and the idea of completely unplugging. While the idea sounds nice, getting off the grid, it’s usually a short-term solution as smartphones and...Read more
Is your phone between you and your child?
Is your phone between you and your child? Recent data shows 92% of U.S. adults now have a cellphone of some kind, and 90% of those cell owners say that their phone is frequently with them. At times when we should be laughing and enjoying the...Read more
Does your teen have an electronic bedroom?
Does your teen have an electronic bedroom? Sleep is one of the most important parts of our day. It helps our minds and bodies restore and recoup. Inadequate sleep can cause medical issues and contribute to obesity, depression, lack of mental...Read more
Summer Camp for Life Skills
Summer Camp for Life Skills Now that The World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a disorder, many professionals are questioning if you can truly be addicted to an activity. Regardless of terminology, if your child is using...Read more