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Social Media and Our Kids: What Every Parent Needs To Know (w/ Dr. Walt Mueller) - Ep. 106

June 10, 2024
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The Surgeon General came out with a very troubling report recently on social media usage among children that should concern us as parents. What are those warnings and what do we as parents need to know to safeguard our kids?


Catherine has invited Dr. Walt Mueller back to break it all down for us.


Covered in this episode:


*Often overlooked good things to celebrate in the area of technology and social media.

*The shocking statistics and serious warnings contained in the recent Surgeon General’s Report on children and social media usage.

*Warning signs of device addiction.

*Important questions to ask ourselves regarding our device and social media usage as parents.

*How to have meaningful conversation with our kids on the topic of social media.

*Vital guidelines for protecting our kids from social media and device addiction.


Bio: Dr. Walt Mueller is the founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, a non-profit organization serving schools, churches, and community organizations around the world in their efforts to strengthen families. Walt has been working with young people and families for over 35 years, and with a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate in Postmodern Generation from Gordon Cromwell Theological Seminary, he has become a recognized authority on youth culture, family issues, and all things having to do with teens and their world. Walt is also the host of the Youth Culture Matters Podcast.




The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Youth Culture Matters Podcast

Youth Culture Matters: Episode 179 “Teens, Tech, and Social Media – A Youth Worker Roundtable”

Social Media and Youth Mental Health – The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory 2023

Pew Research Center: Teens, Social Media and Technology (2022)

The Social Dilemma (Netflix)

Tony Renke: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Greg Luukianoff & Jonathan Haidt: The Coddling of the American Mind

Jean Twenge: IGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

CPYU Parent Prompt: Social Media & God’s Glory

Unplugged (FOTF)Effective Strategies: Tips for Influencing Your Child’s Social Media Use



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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
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