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How To Find A Healthy Balance Of Internet Usage In Children And Teens

Has the pandemic made the influence of social media and screen time worse? And what can parents do to protect their children from negative effects?


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First, The Texas Department of State Health Sevices is launching a new campaign to assist more Texans to get their vaccine.

If you would like assistance scheduling a COVID vaccine go to DSHS.Texas.Gov or call (833) 832-7067 any day of the week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time. Spanish language and other translators are available to help callers.


Dr. Jennifer Shuford

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke gives shoutouts to some of her top scholars on social media to try and stay connected with them.

Then, the pandemic launched millions of online classes for children and teens. They are now required to be online more than ever. How do you balance healthy social media and internet usage in a world where being online is a near-constant reality?


Dr. Laurel Williams

  • Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

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