Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI July 2018--Soccer's Rise & Overuse Injuries, Smartphones & Teens, Emotional Trauma of Border Separations...and More!

July 31, 2018

Here is a round-up of some newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month:

The Rise of Soccer, But At What Cost?

This article from the Atlantic discusses the drawbacks of the increasing popularity and specialization of youth soccer in the US.

What Teens Say About Smartphones

A new Pew Research Center survey of teens and their technology use found mixed responses when it came to how teens felt about the impact of social media on their lives. The greatest proportion of teens responded that the effect has neither been positive nor negative (45%), while 31% reported the effect as mostly positive, and 24% reported the effect as mostly negative. We posted earlier this year on the pros and cons of smartphone use in teenagers and children

Smartphone Restriction Isn't the Only Answer

In this New York Times opinion piece, a psychology professor urges us to not get overfocused on smartphone use in the larger battle of pediatric mental health treatment. We posted earlier this year on the pros and cons of smartphone use in teenagers and children

The Psychological Toll of Family Separations

This Penn Medicine News blog post discusses the potential psychological damage inflicted upon children and their families as a result of family separations at the borders.