Children’s brains are very fragile developmentally and this generation of screen media is qualitatively different than let’s say a television. Television was passive visual stimulation an interactive screen is immersive and much more hyper arousing and stimulating. Over 200 peer-reviewed studies that have shown some of the clinical and neurological effects. This generation of screens that are much more impactful.
It is backed up by research that shows that these screens are affecting the frontal cortex of a child’s brain in exactly the same way as cocaine addiction.
Experts call this now digital drugs. Children were limiting outdoor activity. Instead of going outside and playing with their friends they’re staying home and playing with their devices. were worried about obesity levels. The digital world is so “hyper arousing,“ dopaminergic” they raise dopamine. They don’t have the neurological apparatus that we do it with we have fully developed frontal cortexes and the frontal cortex is the executive functioning part of our brain that allows us to control our impulses to do consequential thinking. An adult can engage in something stimulating a sexual experience coffee watching movies and they have the neurological apparatus to sort of moderate that. Children don’t. They don’t have the braking mechanism in their brains. to say let me just do this for half an hour .which is why we’re seeing kids
Researchers say we’re supposed to have eye contact 70 percent of the time kids now are having eye contact less than 20 percent of the time that’s the screening effect kids are no longer learning how to make eye contact and that makes them suffer interpersonally and I don’t think I’m necessarily saying anything
Educators have been conned by technology companies into believing a narrative that iPads or
interactive screen devices or somehow educational and in fact if you look at the research and
educational experts have looked at the research it’s the greatest lie going it’s the biggest scam going education technology is a 60 billion dollar a year industry. Time magazine and so there’s a financial agenda to implement screens in schools but yet a country like Finland who is at the top of the educational world hierarchy they’ve rejected screens they’ve said that we’d rather focus on traditional teaching face-to-face interactions the Socratic circle digital education is a myth in terms of its efficacy
ADHD and Autism Increase
The reason why we’re having ADHD epidemic is that screens are hyperstimulation kids during the developmental window when they’re supposed to be paying attention good to communication
Kids are supposed to be socially interacting. Researchers say an interpersonal interaction to have meaning should have eye contact 70 percent of the time kids. Now are having eye contact less than 20 percent of the time. That’s the screening effect. Kids are no longer learning how to make eye contact and that makes them suffer interpersonally
The AAP American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations:
- For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they’re seeing.
- For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
- For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health.
- Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.