Ep. 108: WW A Critique of APA’s Recommendations for Adolescent Social Media Use

On May 9, 2023, the American Psychological Association released its first Health Advisory Report on adolescents’ use of social media. Parents everywhere await expert organizations like the APA to guide and direct their decisions and even affirm their concerns regarding the risks of kids’ use of social media. Unfortunately, this report provides nothing of value that the everyday non-psychological scientist parent doesn’t already know.  Kelly and Chelsea walk through the recommendations provided in this report and counter them with the truth and sufficiency of Scripture.

Articles referenced:

Full APA Health Advisory Report (PDF)
Should kids use Social Media? US psychology experts share their do’s and don’ts -Popular Science
American Psychological Association released its 10 science-backed recommendations for social media use for teens. – DigitalWellbeing.org
How Parents Can Actually Help Their Teens Navigate Social Media – The New York Times
Can Too Much Screen Time Harm You?

Scripture referenced:

Hebrews 10:24
Romans 1:18-32
Matthew 6:21
1 Peter 3:3-4
Romans 16:17
Philippians 3:17-19
Romans 16:19-20


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