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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?


Science & Tech  (tags: screen time, media usage, children, UCLA, research, Computers in Human Behavior )

Judy
- 1420 days ago - npr.org
Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research from UCLA. This isn't the only negative effect, either.



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Thursday August 28, 2014, 3:35 pm
emphatically recommended reading: (the classic) Jerry Mander "FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION" 1978 -- just about everything he wrote in '78 on TV is valid for the new digital media, only squared

and for those of You who understand German:
Manfred Spitzer (renown brain researcher, head physician, author)'s
-- Buch - "Die Digitale Demenz - Wie wir uns und unsere Kinder um den Verstand bringen" (2012, ISBN 9783426276037, also available on CD(*)), "Demencia Digital (No Ficcion (bediciones))", "Digitale dementie / druk 1: hoe wij ons verstand kapotmaken"; NO English version, or is there?
-- Vortrag: "Digitale Demenz - und wie man sich dagegen wappnen kann" - Vortrag gehalten auf der Kantonalkonferenz der Schaffhausner LehrerInnen im August 2012 auf DVD(*)

*) mp3-CD a/o DVD available e.g. from me (*gratis* of course, postage in EU included)
 

Anne F (17)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 3:48 pm
Play board games, give a kid a kite, teach someone to skip stones...
 

JL A (281)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 1:08 pm
All the more reason to resist efforts by for-profit educational groups to transition children to on-line education; thanks Judy
 

Judy C (97)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:16 pm
Thanks, folks. Children certainly don't need online education. Also, screentime for infants or toddlers should be zero.
 
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