Editorial: Control alt delete – technology and children's mental health: Control alt delete – technology and children's mental health

Hiran Thabrew*, Lina Gega

*Corresponding author for this work

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With international contributions from Denmark, Peru, Italy, Turkey, Estonia, Russia, Canada, the USA, Australia and the UK, this special issue offers insights and evidence about the technology's ability to act as a force of good and a source of harm for young people's mental health. As we better understand the complex and bidirectional relationship between technology and mental health, we need to move beyond dichotomous narratives about it being good or bad; it is both, depending on how it is used. Collective responsibility across technology companies, researchers, public services and community organisations, parents and the young people themselves can make a difference in the way technology is used to protect and improve mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalChild and Adolescent Mental Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
H.T. and L.G. are Joint Editors for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The authors have declared that they have no competing or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this editorial.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.


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