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From Real to Virtual – The alarming trend toward transhuman behavior in children

Envisioning the future has proven to be an effective technique for those children who are obsessed with present pursuits, such as playing video games every waking minute. So, as a pediatric occupational therapist working with these young warriors, I regularly ask them “What do you want to be when you grow up”.  A few years […]

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 steps to successfully unplug children from technology

BECOME INFORMED regarding the effects of technology on child development and learning. Technology overuse is related to child attention problems, poor academics, aggression, family conflict, impaired sleep, developmental delays, attachment disorders, impaired body image, obesity and early sexuality.  The signs of technology addiction are tolerance, withdrawal, unintended use, persistent desire, time spent, displacement of other […]

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, […]