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Hello and welcome to The Digital Zen Podcast.

I'm your host, Helen Roe.


The digital landscape is changing the way we love, live, parent and teach.

On this podcast I'll be talking with experts and thought leaders around the globe, sharing insights and advice to help you live calmer and happier with tech and the young teens in your life. 


Now, Get Ready for some Zen.


May 31, 2018

Anya is an education correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). She wrote about technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship for five years with Fast Company magazine. 

She was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post and won 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards from the Education Writers Association. 

Here's just some of what we cover:

  • The real state of play with tech in our family lives
  • Why saying it's all social media's fault is not the answer
  • Using tech to enable and empower our young people
  • Behavioural red flags to watch out for before we consider using the word 'addicted.'
  • The TWO things to consider when assessing digital consumption.
  • Why you have more influence over your teens/tweens online habits than you think.
  • What is an Internet Gaming Disorder?
  • The Kill Switch and other great apps to get kids off the screen.
  • Anya's one piece of advice that you can take to introduce some Digital Zen in your life. Right now.

You can learn more about Anya and her new book, The Art of Screen Time on her website.

Further resources:

The World Health Organisation, the public health division of the United Nations, has released its newest list of classified diseases, of which "gaming disorder" is included. WHO's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 


Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd


SMARTRecovery Australia

Circle: Smart Family Controls 

Family Zone