While parenting has never been easy, parenting in the digital world requires a total new skill set that many parents are struggling to establish. What we want to remember as we negotiate our way through this maze of devices is that raising children is likely the most important job in the universe, and if done correctly, will ensure sustainable futures for people and planet. Parenting which is haphazard with few rules or structure results in children who struggle to meet their most basic needs. The following article was written to remind all of us of the 7 basic needs of children, and to point out that our children have a right to grow up in the most nurturing and safe environment that we can provide them. "
Where are you going, my little one, little one? Where are you going, my baby, my own? Turn around and you're two. Turn around and you're four. Turn around and you're a young girl going out of the door" by The Kingston Trio.
The Screen Solution Workshops will leave you feeling equipped with the tools needed to help you reset your child's screen habits. From video games to smartphones, we'll show you how to make practical changes in your day-to-day life with proven strategies and replacement activities to establish a balanced screen use at different ages.
May 16 - Preview Night - Pineville NC
Kids & Screens: Preventing Digital Addiction -
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A study out of Waterloo, Canada has found too much screen time and not enough outdoor time is causing irreversible damage to children's eyes.
Even an hour more outside every week will go along way in preventing Myopia, or nearsightedness, which affects almost 90% of high school students in Asia.
By Y Numata-Uematsu, H Yokoyama, H Sato, et al August
Few studies have examined the symptoms children develop with early media exposure. Here, they present a boy exposed to the media during his early development who was diagnosed with attachment disorder.
Educational policy-makers, teachers, students, and parents have been made to believe that modern technology is "transforming the way students learn," and "revolutionizing education." Schools issue tablets and laptops instead of textbooks, sold to schools many myths masquerading as facts.
YouTube is failing miserably when it comes to protecting kids.
By Dell Cameron March 12, 2019
This new children's privacy and advertising bill introduced in the US Senate, not only does it ban targeted marketing to kids under 13, but, as CCFC's Josh Golin noted, it gives children the chance to develop a healthy relationship with media.
Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform.
But disturbing videos recently found by some moms show the social media site may not be safe for kids at all.
By Taylor Lorenz
How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class.
Reset Summer Camp, one of the only summer camp programs specifically designed for adolescents struggling with gaming and screen addiction, today announced the opening of their application portal for summer 2019.
Sedentary, neglected, isolated, and overstimulated, the new millennium child can no longer pay attention and learn. Zone'in Programs are designed by an occupational therapist to enhance child development and learning, ensuring successful futures.
Virtual Child - The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children
By Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist.
Virtual Child documents the impact technology has had on the developing child, and proposes tools and techniques to manage balance between activities children need for growth and success with technology use.
Cris Rowan is a pediatric occupational therapist committed to enhancing child health and academic performance. Well known activist, speaker, sensory specialist and author, Cris is the "Go To" expert on child learning, development and technology overuse. Cris has provided over 200 workshops for health and education professionals, and is currently developing the Creating Sustainable Futures Program for a First Nations Community.
Training & Consultation
Instructor training for Foundation Series Workshops places pediatric occupational therapists on the cutting edge as experts in the field of technology's impact on child development.