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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
American youths are plugged in and tuned out of the real world for many more hours of the day than experts consider healthy for normal development.
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This is an interesting article that poses no real surprises. I really appreciate the message that Catherine Steiner-Adair is sending. More folks should read The Big Disconnect as it relates not only to kids on devices, but their parents. Their is less and less personal interactions on MANY levels.

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The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids

The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

"If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of seven hours a day behind screens; teens send an average of 3,417 text messages each month; and 97 percent of adolescents have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:52 PM

The Huffington Post has published an infograhic that looks at teens and their use of digital devices with an eye towards how it is impacting their health. To learn more about how screentime may impact their bodies check out this infographic.