Archive for the ‘Screen time’ Category

New evidence: Screen time makes you grow older faster…

October 23, 2019

For sure if you’re a fly… quite possibly if you’re a human.
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Excerpted from Fast Company

You probably already know that staring at the blue light beaming from a smartphone or computer screen might damage your eyesight.

Here’s some worse news…

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A new study suggests that long exposure to blue light could be doing some more fundamental damage: making you age faster.

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Screen time: Seniors complain about youngsters, but…

September 6, 2019

Nielsen study upends conventional wisdom.

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Many parents and grandparents fret that  today’s youth (i.e. their kids) are screen-obsessed.

But, according to a Nielsen study channeled by The Economist, when all screens are accounted for, it’s older folk who seem most addicted.

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Let’s break down the numbers…

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Parents: Stash your cell phones !

September 5, 2019

New studies raise concerns re: “distracted parenting”.

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Lots written lately re: kids spending too much “screen time” on iPads, computers and cellphones … and too little time reading, exploring and conversing.

All true … and much concerning.

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A recent analysis in The Atlantic stipulates to the cognitive development dangers of kids spending too much time glued to screens … but concludes that “When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.”

Here’s the essence of the argument…

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Parents: Stash your cell phones !

August 9, 2018

New studies raise concerns re: “distracted parenting”.

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Lots written lately re: kids spending too much “screen time” on iPads, computers and cellphones … and too little time reading, exploring and conversing.

All true … and much concerning.

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A recent analysis in The Atlantic stipulates to the cognitive development dangers of kids spending too much time glued to screens … but concludes that “When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.”

Here’s the essence of the argument…

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