Tech Guilt – Is feeling guilty about your child’s technology overuse enough?

Following a recent media interview on the negative impact of technology on children, the reporter stated that she “felt guilty” about letting her children use so much technology. As I thought about how to respond, I became aware of my own desire to dismiss or alternatively, to validate her guilt. I wanted to help this […]

Child Health Crisis – Technology overuse deals the deathblow to Canadian children

Escalating incidence of poor child physical 1,2 and mental health 3 in Canada has now reached epidemic proportions. One in three children enter school developmentally vulnerable 4, one in four are obese or overweight 5,6, one in five have a diagnosed mental illness 7, and one in ten are addicted to technology 8. 3 out of […]

Literacy by Grade 3 – Common sense screen management in schools.

In an average month, I receive 10-15 emails from teachers who express grave concerns regarding unrestricted use of technology in schools (see below email from a teacher in Maryland). These emails not only report problematic issues with personal device use such as cell phones, but also overuse of entertainment media including cartoons and movies, as […]

“Wireless Radiation 101”

By Sveinn S. Kjartansson & Stella Saemundsdottir Guest Authors. Microwave radiation is emitted from ALL wireless technology including smartphones, tablets, laptops and routers as well as phone masts. This type of wireless radiation, named wifi, bluetooth, 3G/4G, is not emitted from wired devices e.g. those that plug into a socket do not emit radiation. Microwave radiation […]

New Tools That Help Families Manage Time

Guest Blog by Jenifer Joy Madden. If digital gadgets and games are being designed to attract and hold kids’ attention, American pediatricians are pushing back with their own design. “The goal is to give parents, and everybody really, a visual of how a child’s day maps out and we can really understand what affects the balance […]