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? Sleep Deprivation and Teens

? Sleep Deprivation and Teens

The Parenting Question this week is from Judy, on Sleep Deprivation: “How much sleep do our teens need?”

It has been said that we have a chronically sleep deprived generation. Studies on tech use and teens are complex, and, “Causal research in this space is rare because it is difficult to establish directionality and cause and effect, but one direct consequence of increasing time spent on digital media and technologies is declining quantity, and often also quality, of sleep.” (The Gonski report, 2021).

So how do we best support our teens?

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Why TikTok is Not a Place for Tweens

Why TikTok is Not a Place for Tweens

TikTok previously known as lip-syncing app musical.ly is a short-form 15sec video creating/sharing social media app rated 13+ for use. It is a free mobile app available on both Apple and Android mobile devices. Users of TikTok can make videos by creating an account and using the creator tools to film their video and add special effects. So what’s the issue?

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My name is Collett Smart. I am a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, podcaster and internationally published author, with more than 25 years experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice. I am married and have 3 children aged aged 22, 20 and 14 years-old. Welcome to Raising Teens!

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