Experts


Dr. Kimberly Young- Ransomly Advisor.   Dr. Young is a licensed psychologist, an internationally known expert on Internet addiction, and an advisor for Ransomly, Inc. 

She founded the Center for Internet Addiction in 1995 and is a professor at St. Bonaventure University publishing numerous articles and books including as Caught in the Net, the first to identify Internet addiction, Tangled in the Web, Breaking Free of the Web, and Internet addiction: A Handbook and Guide for Evaluation and Treatment.

Dr. Young explains how much screen time is too much and how to manage your technology in her recent TEDx talk.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOSYmLER664

 

Nancy Colier, Psychotherapist, and author of The Power Of Off.

“It’s up to us, as members of team human, to design a life that works for us, a good life, a nourishing life. We cannot leave that task in the hands of technology: it won’t lead us to a state of wellbeing. Rather than using technology to anesthetize ourselves, we can in fact use it to wake up.  Ultimately, It's about finding freedom in technology, not from technology."

Power Of Off

 

Dr. Delaney Ruston explains the science behind our smartphone addiction.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rfDhFxqb5Y

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Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kidswrites:  "In my clinical work with over 1,000 teens over the past 15 years, I have found the old axiom of “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” to be especially true when it comes to tech addiction. Once a kid has crossed the line into true tech addiction, treatment can be very difficult. Indeed, I have found it easier to treat heroin and crystal meth addicts than lost-in-the-matrix video gamers or Facebook-dependent social media addicts."