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Episode 505: Tech, Stress, and Depression

Statistics show some social media usage contributes to stress and depression in young people – but on this episode of iQsmartparent, discover ways experts are using digital tools to combat mental health issues in young people. Learn about mobile phone apps used to reduce anxiety; ways to use video games to treat depression; and innovations in a type of psychotherapy called digital art therapy, which helps young people use laptops, phones, photographs, and the latest software to express emotions and devise coping strategies.

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What is iQ: smartparent?

iQ: smartparent is an Emmy Award-winning program about parenting in the digital age. WQED-TV created a television series and social network for parents to empower them with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology.  iQ: smartparents are a community of parents, caregivers, educators and experts who want to understand the opportunities and challenges of media as it relates to child development. Our show is developed in partnership among WQED's award-winning education, production, and interactive teams.

We are currently in production on Season 5! Watch for episodes about the benefits of technology: how it helps with our health and expands our experiences and interests. Episodes include: Maker Home Make-Over; Digital Do-Gooders; Digital Artists; Technology-Health & Fitness; Tech, Stress, and Depression; Career Exploration and Virtual Job-Shadowing.

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Season 4

Episode 406: Healthy Family Media HabitsEpisode 405: Libraries Transform LivesEpisode 404: Math in the Digital AgeEpisode 403: Social & Emotional LearningEpisode 402: Celebrating Different Learning StylesEpisode 401: The Family Fun Guide


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