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Unplug — Don’t Drug: A Critical Look at the Influence of Technology on Child Behavior With an Alternative Way of Responding Other Than Evaluation and Drugging

Working as a pediatric occupational therapist in school environments has provided me with a unique opportunity to observe an increasing phenomenon. Provision of adhd diagnoses and stimulant medication to children with attention deficit incidence is now 11%. Children who overuse and/or have probable addiction to entertainment technologies – specifically video game incidence, is also at […]

Balanced Technology Management – New paradigm shift toward managing balance between technology and healthy activities

For Parents, Teachers, Health Professionals, Governments, Researchers and Technology Production Corporations Children engage in an average of 7.5 hours and teens 9.0 hours per day of entertainment technologies (television, movies, video games, internet, tablets, cell phones), causing health impairments and delays in development adversely affecting student productivity in school (Kaiser Foundation 2010/15, Takeuchi 2016). 14.3% […]

Wireless Radiation in Schools – Fact Sheet and Directives

What is Wireless Radiation? All devices which operate using electricity emit radiation. Wired or corded devices have insulated cables, preventing leakage of radiation. Wireless devices, such as routers, cell phones and tablets, are not insulated. Wireless devices emit extremely low frequency, pulsating radiation (ELF). Early research investigated the thermal effects of ELF and determined ELF […]

Early Exposure to Media Violence

What you watch, is who you become Not a day goes by without hearing about acts of violence. Cyberbullying, rape, domestic violence, school shootings, gang shootings, mass murders…and we’re not talking about violence in war-torn countries half way around the globe, we’re talking about violence in North America. Recent media reports indicate that over the […]

Open letter to all daycares, preschools, and schools who continue to use wireless radiation.

April 1, 2015 To all principals, staff, school boards, education government, and health officials, In my capacity as a pediatric occupational therapist, biologist, speaker, and author on the subject of the impact of technology on child development and learning, I’m writing to you on behalf of students, teachers, and parents requesting the urgent removal of […]