Right Now: Teens and Tech

WICHITA, Kan. Does your kid have their own cell phone? Do they connect with their friends online more than in person? Have they ever been bullied online?

Instagram and Facebook phone apps, Photo Date: September 28, 2016 / Photo: Pixabay / (MGN)

Social media is a significant part of American culture, especially for the younger generations. Tech and social media can lead teens to be antisocial, anxious, depressed or even suicidal.

All week on Right Now with Michael Schwanke, we're discussing ways parents can help teens use technology without letting it overwhelm them. We'll add videos throughout the week, and you can watch daily at 6:30 PM on the KSCW.

For information on the Wait Until 8th campaign, click here .

For information from the National Sleep Foundation on screen time causing problems before bed, click here.

To read the study from the Association for Psychological Science disputing the effects of screen time before bed, click here.