Video Games Linked to Attention Problems

A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found a correlation between the amount of time spent viewing TV and playing video games and subsequent attention problems in adolescence. The authors recommend adding TV and video games to the discussion on attention problem risk factors. The abstract of this study can be found here.

Education Technology Displaces Literacy

This picture of a 3 year old girl in front of a laptop, is found on the home page of BC’s new educational plan advertising “individualized programs” for students www.bcedplan.ca. Accompanying the push by education governments for increased use of computers with younger and younger children, is the recent government mandated return to work following […]

Children Who Don’t Move, Can’t Learn

In order to achieve optimal physical and mental development, children need to move. Yet as adults have become more and more sedentary with their technologies, so have children. Twenty-first century advanced society has one in three children entering school developmentally delayed, one in four obese, and one in six with a diagnosed mental illness – […]