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The Atlantic - Parents’ Screen Time Is Hurting Kids

A problem therefore arises when the emotionally resonant adult–child cueing system so essential to early learning is interrupted—by a text, for example, or a quick check-in on Instagram. Anyone who’s been mowed down by a smartphone-impaired stroller operator can attest to the ubiquity of the phenomenon. One consequence of such scenarios has been noted by an economist who tracked a rise in children’s injuries as smartphones became prevalent. (AT&T rolled out smartphone service at different times in different places, thereby creating an intriguing natural experiment. Area by area, as smartphone adoption rose, childhood ER visits increased.) These findings attracted a decent bit of media attention to the physical dangers posed by distracted parenting, but we have been slower to reckon with its impact on children’s cognitive development. In the early 2010s, researchers in Boston surreptitiously observed 55 caregivers eating with one or more children in fast-food restaurants.

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'How a smartphone saved my mother's life' Image copyright As the smartphone falls in price while its capabilities improve, it is becoming a valuable tool in the diagnosis of a growing number of diseases and ailments around the world. When Yonatan Adiri's mother fell down a bank and briefly lost consciousness when travelling in China, an initial diagnosis suggested she had a few broken ribs, but nothing more serious. Doctors were keen to fly her to Hong Kong for treatment. But Yonatan's father was worried and took photos of the CT [computerised tomography] scans of the injuries, emailing them to his son. Yonatan showed the images to a trauma doctor, who instantly diagnosed a punctured lung. Kids & Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age ​In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Make your own family media use plan. Media should work for you and within your family values and parenting style. When used thoughtfully and appropriately, media can enhance daily life.

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret News American Family Survey. But what are we actually supposed to be doing about it? Jordan Shapiro, a Temple University professor whose background is in philosophy and psychology, has a prescription that might surprise you. In his new book, The New Childhood, his argument is that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids. "One of the things I suggest in the book is that kids should be starting on social media much younger," he says. And, play more video games with your kids, too.

Parents Can Play Important Role in Teaching Children About Technology You can start at home by identifying your values and how you want to incorporate technology into your family’s life. What role do you want technology to play in your house? In your life? How can technology play a positive role? It is important for parents to have conversations with their kids about technology and values. What do you like about technology? night film hide captionA screen shot of the Night Film decoder app. Random House A screen shot of the Night Film decoder app.

Technology and Parenting: How Parental Smartphone Use May Affect Kids ‘The whole world is in your lap’ The study involved in-depth interviews with 35 caregivers, including moms, dads and grandmothers. Participants consistently expressed an internal struggle between multitasking mobile technology use, work and children, information overload and emotional tensions around disrupting family routines, such as mealtime. As one mom in a focus group described it, “The whole world is in your lap.” Some caregivers also reported a trickle-down effect. Their emotional response to whatever they were reading on their mobile device — whether it was a work email or bad news — sometimes affected how they responded to children.

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Parents Who Use Technology During Family Time May Adversely Affect Children's Behavior, A New Study Says While much of today's discussion about kids and technology revolves around The Youths being too into their smartphones and tablets, it turns out parents who use technology during family time may be adversely affecting their kids' behavior and overall relationship with them. According to a new study, parents who are on their phones or watching TV during activities like meals can cause their children to go into Angelica Pickles mode, and we shouldn't blame the kiddos for doing so. The study, done by Brandon T. McDaniel of Illinois State University and Jenny S. Radesky of the University of Michigan Medical School and published in the journal Pediatric Research, looked into what the researchers call "technoference," where technology interrupts relationships, according to a report on the study posted on Science Daily. To investigate technoference, researchers worked with 172 two-parent families who each had at least one child five years of age or younger.

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