Resource Format: Video
Dr. David Walsh and Erin Walsh

The Teenage Brain on Technology with Dr. David Walsh and Erin Walsh

Brain Development
Social Development
Mental Health
Created: 05/08/2023
Uploaded: 01/30/2023

Being a teenager can be complicated— especially when it comes to technology. For teens, devices can unleash essential opportunities for connection and learning. Yet educators, mental health professionals, and parents alike are concerned about the impact of increased screen time on adolescent mental health and wellbeing. In this interactive and energizing webinar, Erin Walsh and Dr. David Walsh, co-authors of national bestseller Why Do They Act That Way?, connect the dots between the science of the teenage brain and the risks and rewards amplified by their digital activities. You will leave with a better understanding of when tech meets the developmental needs of teens, when it doesn’t, and what adults can do about it.