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In the News: Combating Cell Phone Addiction in Toddlers, Children, and Teens

In February, I was interviewed for a news story by one of our local news stations about how cell phone use can impact the brains of children and teens.

Here’s a snippet from the story:

“Kids are social learners,” said Dr. Margaret Jessop, Clinical Psychologist. “They watch everything you do, so the earlier we start to notice and pay attention to our own cell phone use, the earlier we can see how we’re influencing them.”


Dr. Jessop is on a mission to educate families about the impact of cell phones on the brain with toddlers and teens.

She wrote an article titled “Does your toddler text,” which offers guidelines to help families develop healthy habits.

I hope you will take a moment to read the full article, and/or watch the video of the interview, which can be found on the ABC 57 website.