Teen- Smart Phones, The Internet, and Social Media

Photo courtesy Summer Skyes 11, Flickr
Photo courtesy: Summer Skyes 11, Flickr

The new frontiers in parenting, are cell phones, the internet, and social media. Navigating this challenge is complex and often frustrating for parents. With 80% of 12-17 year old owning cell phones, managing your kids exposure to damaging content, cyber bullying, and controlling their use is a daunting task. On this edition of Line One we will look at the impact that the smartphone, and internet explosion, has had on our children and families and the challenges they present to us as parents.

There will be no guest for this show so we want to encourage listeners to call in with their questions on this topic or on any other mental health topic.


HOST: Prentiss Pemberton



  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, November 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, November 28, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at lineone@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Prentiss here.

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