The Effects of Technology on Children…
***World Children’s Day is just a few days away, November 20th, 2021. Because of what this day represents and the awareness it brings to children’s health, family, and those that work hard to help them, we thought we would share a couple blog resources created by top researchers in academia, including this one from Regis College. Through these guides, we can build awareness around the importance of the care and guidance that children need to grow up healthy.***
Over the past decade, screen-based technology has continued to infiltrate children’s lives. According to a recent survey by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that provides parents with entertainment and technology guidance, American children ages 8 to 12 spend an average of almost five hours a day looking at screens; children under 8 spend about half that time, and teenagers spend more than seven hours a day. That doesn’t count the time they spend using screens for schoolwork.
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