Screen Rules for Your Baby
By Tim Baker March 22, 2015
Screen time is still a slippery slope among new parents because the debate still rages on, and the burden on parents to make the right decision about the controversial techniques induces a great deal of stress.
Reading outside school is important for kids
By Brandpoint March 23, 2015
Reading is a fundamental skill people use throughout their lives, and in this digital age, reading is more important than ever. Reading at home will help your child do better at school and in the real world after graduation, too.
Tech Addictions & Psychotropic Meds
Former sailor: Candy Crush game led to surgery
Video published on YouTube April 15, 2015
Dr Andrew Doan believe playing the game 'deadened' the pain.
New Mexico Lawmakers Join Growing List of States Protecting Children From Forced Psychiatric Drugging
By Kelly Patricia O'Meara April 13, 2015
New Mexico took a big step toward protecting children's and parents' rights when, last week, Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill ensuring that a parent's decision not to administer psychotropic drugs to a child is not grounds for a child being removed from parental custody by Child Protective Services (CPS).
A Review of Research on Problematic Internet Use and Well-Being
With Recommendations for the U.S. Air Force
By Joshua Breslau, Eyal Aharoni, Eric R. Pedersen, Laura L. Miller Published in 2015
This report reviews the scientific literature on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of problematic Internet use (PIU) with the goal of informing Air Force policies aimed at mitigating PIU's negative impact on operations and the mental health of Airmen.
Social Media & Mobile Technology
Dear Kids - A Little Secret About What Electronics Is Stealing From You
By Renee Robinson April 15, 2015
Open letter to kids of ages approximately 9-14 growing up in a digital age.
Master's candidate studies relationship between autism and screen time
Lori Frome knew exactly what her capstone research topic for her master's degree would be after seeing remarkable changes in a child with severe Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) when all screen time - TV, tablet, computer - was eliminated.
Here's What Happens to Your Unborn Baby When Your Cell Phone Rings
By Sarah C.P. Williams April 30, 2015
You're probably attached at the hip to your cellphone, and (unless you're watching a scary movie), don't blink an eye when it rings or vibrates. But what about your baby?
Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Smart Cards
To help you better protect yourself and your families when using social media, the links to "Smart Cards" are provided. If used, the information contained on these cards will help reduce your risk for targeting and or information compromise. Google+ Smart Card, Facebook Smart Card, LinkedIn Smart Card and Twitter Smart Cad.
Video Games & Porn
Child pornography scandal erupts at Joplin High School
The Tuner Report April 14, 2015
It was a dirty little secret known to only a few Joplin High School students- a Dropbox server containing nude photos of JHS students, mostly girls, some as young as 14.
The children as young as ten who will do ANYTHING to feed their internet porn addiction
By Jill Foster for the Daily Mail April 11, 2015
- Children are able to access pornography with alarming ease through mobiles
- NSPCC poll found one-in-ten 12 to 13-year-olds worried about porn addiction
- Another survey revealed Pornhub was among top sites for boys aged 11 to 16
- One boy used neighbour's wifi to access porn when parents took away iPad
Fighting Video Game Addiction At This King County Retreat
By Jamala Henderson May 5, 2015
Thom Pasiecki, 24, says that after he lost his job in Connecticut and broke up with his girlfriend, he realized he needed help with an online gaming addiction.
Detoxing & Unplugging
Getting over the myth of productivity
By James Kwak
For years I've had the typical love-hate relationship with my phone. It's an incredibly powerful tool. But I know that its enormous powers of distraction also make me lose focus on work, tune out in meetings, stay up too late at night, and, worst of all, ignore people in the same room with me.
Check out two apps for attempting to monitor and control smartphone use, they are BreakFree and OFFTIME. They both give stats on use and enable you to set unplugged periods where you can customise what is blocked. With breakfree you can even set it so that everytime you unlock your phone it'll ask you if you really want to be using it right then, and it'll tell you how many times you've unlocked your phone.
Technology Distracting Children From Reading, Educators Say
By Mary Achkhanian April 1, 2015
Educators say parents play huge role in teaching their children the love of reading.
Centre nod to mega research on mobile radiation
By Somit Sen, for TNN April 3, 2015
Sixteen leading scientific institutions across India have been allowed to conduct research on the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF), particularly radiating from cell phone towers, on human health.
Keep your fears and hang-ups to yourself!: Active Parenting Part 5
By Melanie Hempe March 13, 2015
So many words that come out of a parent's mouth are words of worry and reminders to be safe, or words that limit or stifle action. I'd like to put in a word for words that encourage! Keep in mind the end goal is to raise independent children who are successful and productive adults. What good comes from hovering, limiting and instilling your fears on your child?.
Brene Brown on Empathy
Video published on Dec 10, 203
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities..
The best kindergarten you've ever seen
TED Talk by Takaharu Tezuka filmed on September 2014
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.
Colorado bill allowing lawsuits against school districts moves forward
By Yesenia Robles The Denver Post April 13, 2015
One bill would allow victims of school violence to sue districts for information, and the other would create a committee to study mental health in schools.
The NYTimes and the ADHD Epidemic
By Jonathan Leo & Jeffrey R. Lacasse January 10, 2015
There is now almost universal acknowledgement that too many children in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).
The impending globalization of ADHD: Notes on the expansion and growth of a medicalized disorder
By Peter Conrad, Meredith R. Bergey October 8, 2014
After documenting the expansion of ADHD in a global context, this paper presents five brief international examples examining ADHD usage and expansion: the United Kingdom,
Germany, France, Italy and Brazil.