Communication is Key in Protecting Our Children

We continue to learn more and shine light on the link between screen time, mental health and substance use. 

Parents and caregivers - we must communicate the risks to our children and help them make healthy and safe decisions.

Earlier this year, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a statement highlighting the dangers of adolescent social media use and the harm it can cause to children’s mental health. And, recently the American Psychological Association issued new guidelines including 10 recommendations about social-media use for kids.

You can learn about the importance of communication in protecting your children by watching the 15 Minute Child Break, that will share current information and trends on substance use prevention. You can sign-up for it here for yourself or your community here.

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