Parenting in a Tech Savvy World: eParenting the iGeneration

  • Learn how much kids and parents are using technology each day
  • Concerns and drawbacks from a tech-dependent world
  • Is social media or video games bad for a kid's mental well-being?
  • Specific factors that may put a kid at risk for compulsive or problematic use

In regards to social media and video games, how much is too much?

Parenting in a Tech Savvy World

Estimated Time: 39 Minutes, 08 Seconds
Instruction: Jonathan Hetterly, LPC
Difficulty: Beginner

This generation of kids and teens have never known a time without smartphones. I was in my mid-twenties when I got my first phone.

My, how the times have changed.

Now, children on average are getting their first smartphones around age 10, and some children are as young as 6.

This webinar will take a deeper look at technology and social media to better understand their link to stress, relationships, and overall health and well-being.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to a Tech Savvy World
  • Nobody is Following Proper Guidelines
  • Challenges, Drawbacks, and Concerns
  • Is Technology Good or Bad?
  • Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?
  • Who May Struggle with Tech Use?
  • Purposeful Parenting Approach: eParenting the iGeneration
  • Additional Tips for Parenting in a Tech Savvy World

Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Jonathan Hetterly is a licensed professional counselor. He specializes in helping teen and young adult men navigate the challenges they face in life. Jonathan is also a writer and his articles are regularly featured on and

He has contributed material to several books that explore the intersection of pop culture and psychology, including The Walking Dead Psychology, Star Wars Psychology, and Game of Thrones Psychology.

 Jonathan is also a co-author of the parenting book Southeast Psych’s Guide for Imperfect Parents: A Book Written By Imperfect Therapists.

Frequently Asked Questions

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My Areas of Expertise

Jonathan Hetterly’s areas of expertise includes changing the landscape of teen and young adult culture, as well as drug and alcohol related issues, failure to launch, and marriage/family therapy.

Public Speaking

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Writing, Publications, and Other Forms of Media

Jonathan Hetterly writes for and on a regular basis. Jonathan has also assisted in writing multiple books, including Southeast Psych’s Guide for Imperfect Parents, Mixed Shrinks, Psychology of the Walking Dead, Psychology of Star Wars, and Psychology of Game of Thrones.

Where You Can Find Me

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In regards to social media and video games, how much is too much?