The television world has come a long way since the Saturday morning cartoon lineup I used to watch as a kid was the high-water mark of children’s entertainment. Now, my five children are growing up in a 24/7 connected universe saturated with the good, the bad and (sometimes) the really ugly. I started thinking about this a lot more after listening to Dr. Dmitri Christakis, MD, MPH talk about brain growth and cognitive stimulation at TedxRainier.
Our family has access to 17 media devices between us. They are in cars. In our bedrooms and our pockets. They are phones, TVs, VCRs, DVDplayers, computers and tablets. Does that make us technical junkies and digital media hogs? Not necessarily. In his November 25th post To Connect or Not to Connect? My Flip colleague and fellow MCDM grad student Kevin Michael Martin discussed the rise in early age screen time and the need for a “balanced media diet.”
Via Carisa Kluver