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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]