To say our children are immersed in technology would be an understatement. Smart phones, tablets, and Television have kids spending more time in front of the screen than ever before. These fancy toys are lauded as educational, brain-boosting, creativity-generating, and by far the best babysitter ever invented. Some say this is the greatest time to be a child, while others claim electronics are creating the dumbest generation yet. In this mass of conflicting opinions and supposed evidence, what does the research really show?
Using the latest in brain science, and the most up-to-date studies available, this series effectively presents the real story. You will understand as never before the effects of media and electronics on children today. You will understand the practical application of the research, and will be able to make an informed decision regarding your child’s electronic use.
Research vs media hype
In a technology boom, the research showing the effects of electronics rarely keeps pace with the development of new gadgets. What does the latest science actually say about the effects of electronics on children?
Understanding educational media
Often promoted as the key to your child becoming the next Einstein, is educational media all it’s hyped up to be? This session presents a balanced view on the real and the supposed benefits of educational media.
Technology vs reality
In a world of virtual reality, our children are in danger of missing out on real life. Critical waymarks of development are often passed in front of the screen. What are the side effects?