Social media has drastically changed how we communicate with one another. In many ways this is a good thing. For example, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to family and friends who live far away. But social media can also become addictive, stressful, and even alienating. Many teens check their smartphones several times throughout the day to stay up to date on the news from friends. But what happens when they're so worried about missing the latest posts on their feeds that they end up missing out on real life adventures and connections?
Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this unique and relatable workbook will help teens manage the stress and anxiety that can result from excessive screen time. They’ll discover how to choose friends over followers, find tips for navigating cyberbullying, and discover new ways to get back in touch with their lives—without their smartphone or other devices.
Social media has an important place in our lives—but it shouldn’t rule your life. It’s also important to remember that the “highlight reels” you see of friends’ lives aren’t necessarily the “real” truth. This workbook is for teens ready to reduce social media stress, gain confidence in themselves, and become more engaged in the world around them.
Written by Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, published author, millennial expert, TEDx speaker, and media personality. This book is from New Harbinger Publications, which for 40 years has brought readers effective, scientifically sound self-help books that deal with a range of topics in psychology, health and personal growth. All of New Harbinger's books are grounded in science, careful research, and a tradition of empirically validated clinical practice.