Overuse of entertainment-based screen technologies including social media, video games and pornography, has both direct and indirect, long reaching impact on children and youth.
Below policy guidelines were forwarded to all Canadian Health and Education Ministers on July 10, ‘23 I’m a pediatric occupational therapist (OT), biologist, international speaker,
Healthy Education – Why screens in schools failed and what to do NOW to create solid foundations for literacy and learning.
Teachers teach, screens entertain. It’s that simple. Promises made by edtech to schools were 3-fold: individualized learning, improved student engagement and cost effectiveness.
A 2014 utopian movie called The Giver offers a surprising analogy to what is happening right here, right now by the sanctioned onslaught by the tech industry on everything human.
Every time we connect with a screen, we disconnect from the humans who surround us. The screen becomes an interface prohibiting human connection, and consequently should be considered an ‘anti-social’ device…
The recent release of the US Surgeon General’s report Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation cited both social media and video games as causal factors for the alarming rise in isolation, loneliness and mental illness.
The onslaught of screens in homes and schools has resulted in significant negative outcomes for students, teachers and parents indicating the need to push…
To the Zuckerbergs and Mosseris of the World. Let me articulate my rage. I am a consultant, educator, activist, and most importantly, parent.