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Preventing Autism – It might be easier than you think!

Recent shifts in autism research from biological to environmental determinants, has yielded prolific data with exciting implications. This information when applied, could not only prevent autism, but also reduce symptoms in children who already have autism. Interested? This proposed intervention for autism prevention and treatment requires two components 1) absence of screens, and 2) eye […]

Ten MORE reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12

Please click on highlighted word in sentence to link to supporting research. Additional research, and research references can be found on Zone’in Fact Sheet. Mounting research indicates technology is harming our children, yet adults continue to adamantly support unrestricted use (Huffington Post, 2014). Handheld devices have significantly increased infant, toddler, and child access and immersion into a […]

The ways in which we are raising and educating children with technology are no longer sustainable.

Includes ten step plan to ensure sustainable futures for all children. “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Please click on highlighted word in sentence to link to supporting research. Additional research can be found on Zone’in Fact Sheet. Mounting research indicates technology is […]

Ten reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, […]

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.