Excessive screen use can cause physical, social and psychological harms to your children
Whether it is a phone, tablet, TV or computer – technology is part of most adults’ everyday life.
And it is not uncommon for a parent to pass a phone or tablet to a child to keep her amused so they can finish a task.
The question is “when can technology safely be part of our children’s lives”?
Research Says Delay And Limit Kid’s Access To Technology
Researchers who study the impact of technology on children caution parents to delay and to err on the side of less rather than more use because the research has not ‘caught up’ with what is happening in society in terms of the impact of technology on our children.
Numerous studies report that excessive or inappropriate use of technology can lead to physical, social and psychological harms to children.
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For example, did you know:
• more children today need glasses for short-sightedness due to inappropriate screen use?
• many children have poor posture as a result of excessive sitting and being hunched over computer games?
• introduction of screens with young children can result in language delays?
Technology is not going away and parents need to be able to make informed decisions about TV, phones, games, tablets and computers.
If you would like to know how to navigate your child’s use of technology to minimize the harms and to maximize the benefits, then you’ll find the video course “Technology and Children 0-11: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown”, to be a valuable resource.
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Technology is not going away and so parents need to be able to make informed decisions about TV, phones, games, tablets and computers. As a parent, by understanding the harms, you can feel confident in your decisions and explain why you’re limiting technology to your children, rather than a general statement like “it’s not good for you so you need to stop” or “because I said so”.
By being able to show your child the negative effects of technology on their body and their mind, they’ll know you just want to protect them from harm. By explaining to your children how technology can be used in a positive way – it’s a win win!
If you would like to know how to navigate your child’s use of technology to minimise the harms and to maximise the benefits, then you’ll find parenting expert, Dr Rosina McAlpine’s video on Technology and Children 0-11 years – the good, the bad and the unknown a valuable resource.
Dr Rosina’s approach to parenting is all about helping you to be the best parent you can be and to connect with your children so you can teach them how to succeed in the world. You’ll be able to create more loving relationships and a more peaceful home.
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You’ll learn about the:
• Recommended guidelines for technology use by children 0-11 years.
• Many harms of excessive or incorrect technology use (physical, social and psychological).
• Strategies to minimize the harms and maximize the benefits of technology.
• Education and awareness as a parent, so you can make the most of technology for all members of your family.
Knowing the latest research findings on how much is safe for children and how much can have negative side effects, where to get help to find the right kinds of games.
And how to effectively manage a home situation if it is already out of control, empowers you with the knowledge and the tools to make good decisions for your family and help your children navigate the world safely.
About Dr Rosina McAlpine
Dr Rosina McAlpine, developed Win Win Parenting as a busy working mother. Rosina is an internationally recognised educator and researcher with five teaching awards and five best paper awards. She holds a Masters of Higher Education and education-focussed PhD. Her research interests include education theory, curriculum development, assessment, gender equality, work–life balance and parenting.
Rosina began her journey into parenting and child development over 9 years ago when she was confronted with important parenting decisions and was given extremely conflicting advice. Simply wanting to be the best parent she could be for her child, as a researcher, she decided to find evidence-based parenting practices. Concerned with the lack of research-based parenting books and hence sound information for parents worldwide, Rosina has been interviewing experts and engaging with the latest research from a range of disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, education and epigenetics.
Integrating the knowledge, her practical experience and the skills she’s acquired over many years of working in this area, Rosina has developed practical and innovative approaches to parenting, including programs that empower parents to help their children develop key life skills like good self-esteem, communication skills and resilience. As a busy working mum herself, Rosina has edited and authored several parenting and child development books for modern-day busy families.
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