Light Touch: The importance of light on development and wellbeing in teens.

Season 2, Episode 26,   Feb 26, 2021, 12:01 AM

There's a universal truth that teens lock themselves away in their darkened bedrooms, headphones on, and within an arm’s distance of a screen – whether that’s a phone, laptop or a video game. This isn’t a new phenomenon. But even with a pre-disposition to languish in their caves, lockdown has curbed what little outside interactions our young people may have had. But should we be concerned about our children being cooped up, or should we lay off encouraging them to “get more fresh air”?

This week we’re looking at light and the role that it plays in our teens’ wellbeing. 

Nathan McGurl, founder of The Study Buddy, is joined by Dr Shelley James. Shelley is an experienced Arts professional with an international career that combines consultancy and teaching with scientific and creative research. Shelley is leading the charge on highlighting the importance of “light” amongst teens with a number of freely available online workshops and a number of hugely popular Tik Tok videos.

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