Featured on the June 15th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
On this special edition, a closer look at teens and their use of social media, considering the positives and negatives of young people living part of their lives online.
- Listen to students from Tucson High share stories about their personal experiences with social media, and how they have learned to moderate their screen time.
Therapist and author Susan Miner listens to what the students said, and offers some perspective as both a mental health professional and a mom. For more from Susan Miner, check out her segments from past Arizona Spotlight episodes on finding acceptance during times of transition and building confidence through the mind and body.. You can find a full therapy session on removing shame from the body here.Susan Miner in a photo illustrating an average day of virtual connections and distractions. Miner advises using your remote control in a new way - a self-help tool, being as selective with your media as you are with your food.photo: Jane Hass / Personal Brand Paparazzi
Dr. Noshene Ranjbar, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, looks at what some of the latest literature can tell us about the impact that social media has on young minds that are still developing.
- Plus - a visit to Playformance, a Tucson business that offers training and support to kids to foster a love of physical activity, helping to create a balance between time spent in the real and the virtual world.
Webpage by Leah Britton.