Are you worried about how much time your kids spend on screens?

You’re not the only one. We surveyed 229 parents of teens and tweens, and here’s what they had to say:

“My teens expect that their phone will be with them 24/7. When they argue with me, how do I stay strong with my beliefs about social media?”

“Getting our 16-year-old his own phone has been a disaster. I have not been able to re-establish time limits.”

“Too much screen time has affected their behavior and mood. Screens are impacting the family relationships and the emotional climate of our home.”

“We don’t have good boundaries for how much time my kids spend on social media, their computer, and phone. Media contracts and agreements are not working.”

Wouldn’t it be nice to get some guidance from a tech insider who intimately knows how screens and social media grab kids' attention and how it negatively impacts their mental health?

We recently sat down with Max Strossel, award-winning artist and founder of Social Awakening: an organization dedicated to helping young people survive and thrive in the modern world.

Max used to be a media strategist who ran social media for big brands and designed some of the notifications created to distract people.

But Max left the tech world, and he’s spent the past eight years speaking with 100,000+ students, parents, and educators around the world about social media's impact on our lives, and creating resources to help manage that impact.

We asked him…

  • Why does social media grab teens’ attention so completely?
  • How do screens impact teen mental health?
  • How do we start talking to kids about their screen use?

Check out his answers in this quick video!