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Screen Time: Tip of the Week #2 – Social Problems

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 4.12.23

A second general problem with using screens and devices too much is that there can be a loss of rich social interaction. By limiting our social interaction by relying social media and texting, along with giving so much of our time to screens, the amount and quality of our social interactions is bound to decline. To help you build and maintain more interaction that it not based on using a device, challenge yourself to put your devices away for a set amount of time each day and use that time for other interaction with family and friends. Also consider being intentional about scheduling time at least once a week to do something social – coffee with a friend, a walk with someone you enjoy, having people over – there are tons of possibilities to help us continue to spend time together.

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