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Empowering kids to rise above technology addiction | Lisa Strohman | TEDxPasadena

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After overcoming a family background rife with addiction, psychologist, attorney and concerned mom Dr. Lisa Strohman examines the science emerging from society’s newest vice: technology. In her passionate and inspiring talk, Dr. Strohman explains how technology overuse impacts developing brains and shares hope in a successful approach that demonstrates how the power of awareness and education can help prevent it.

Dr. Lisa Strohman is the founder and director of the Technology Wellness Center and the Digital Citizen Academy. She is one of the foremost experts in the field to address the global issue of technology addiction and overuse through parent and educator resources, trainings, and education; as well as prevention and diversion programs for kids. She has worked in addiction and brain research for Congress, the FBI, and most recently as an attorney and clinical psychologist.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at