Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Month: August 2013

Five Things Parents Can Do to Protect Their Child’s Eyesight in the Digital Age

Aug 29, 2013
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  There’s little doubt that children’s digital media use is impacting their eye health. Whilst we do not yet have any confirmed research, it seems highly plausible that we may be compromising children’s eyesight, as we expose children to screens and gadgets at an earlier age and for increasing periods of time. Children are being […]

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Are Apps Duping Parents and Teachers?

Aug 20, 2013
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You’ve seen the situation many times. A restless toddler in a café or doctor’s surgery [insert the name of any place where young children have to wait with little opportunity to play or explore and/or make a noise]. Mum reaches into her bag and searches frantically. Then she pulls ‘it’ out. Silence. Well actually no, not […]

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Is Wifi Harmful for my Child?

Aug 14, 2013
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A couple of days ago I saw my ‘almost-three-year-old’ son do something with my iPad that terrified me. It literally made me stop in my tracks. I froze with fear. I had a wave of panic rush through my body. No, he didn’t access inappropriate content on You Tube (although he has been close to […]

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Are Our Digital Devices Causing Sleep Disorders?

Aug 6, 2013
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There has been an explosion in the adoption of portable media devices like tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles. There are some concerns that their over-use may lead to an increase in children’s (and  adults’) sleep disorders. One of the chief concerns rests with the light that radiates from these devices and how it can impact […]

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