On this episode, I’m speaking with Danny Kim, an organizational consultant who focuses on industrial organizational psychology. He also specializes in smartphone addiction and its impact on emotional intelligence– sharing tons of insight on the science behind why smartphone addiction is such a problem for families around the globe.
Social media and smartphone addiction is a problem we ALL know and experience… But are teens really the only ones who are the most susceptible? Danny and I dive in on the real causes of the current generation’s obsession with smartphones, and how parents may be the actual culprits in this epidemic. Danny provides tangible action steps for you and your teen to follow so that you never have to scream, “Put your phone away!!”
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- Why we’re so addicted to smartphones and social media
- The truth about smartphone addiction– and why it poses a danger to teenagers
- Danny’s practical recommendations to help ease the addictive cycles of social media
- Why parents need to set an example for their kids about smartphone usage
“It’s not the kids that are on their smartphones during my checkups– it’s the parents.”
“The science shows we need rest from technology and from our work in order to be even more productive.”
“Having a badge of honor of being busy… it’s not a real thing. It’s not healthy for you, it’s not healthy for your family.”
“If you think about it, these kinds of neurochemicals that are being challenged when we are addicted to our smartphones are actually similar to substance abuse.”
“There are no regulations on smartphones. You can get this as a 10-year-old. And that’s a scary thing.”
- Danny’s website
- Tristan Harris’ TedTalks
- Jean Twenge’s iGen
- Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows
- Cal Newport’s Deep Work
- Adam Alter’s Irresistible
- Screenagers film
- [BLOG] How to get over social media addiction
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