Dear Dr Justin, a few weeks ago we found our ten-year-old son looking at an explicit website on his iPad. He says he found it accidentally when he was looking for games and we believe him.
By: Clare Bruce
Today’s children are the first “born with a phone in their hands”, not knowing what it’s like to live without web-connected devices close at hand.
By: Robert Garrett
New technology releases have a habit of introducing a bunch of new, ‘must have’ functions that are solutions to problems we never knew we had. However, Apple’s latest mobile operating system – iOS 12 has an interesting new function called Screen Time.
By: Hope Media
A New York-based non-profit called Reboot is encouraging people around the world to join in the ‘National Day of Unplugging’ this weekend – a 24-hour disconnect from phones, computers and other devices.
I have written in this column – for years – that excessive screen time, including watching television, is not good for anyone, but is especially detrimental to children. A study published recently about the effects of television watching on toddlers makes this clearer than ever.
By: Akos Balogh
Digital technology saturates our lives: smartphones, social media, Google and Instagram. From teenagers to grandparents, we’re all swimming in a digital sea.
I want to ask you two questions. Pretty simple ones.
First, how do your children play?
Second, how is their play different from the play you enjoyed when you were young?
Consider your answers for just a moment. Is there much difference between the two?
By: Akos Balogh
We’re swimming in a digital ocean.
Google, Facebook, smart phones: these are part of our daily lives. (In fact, we now have a generation – ‘iGen’ – who can’t even remember a time without smart phones.)