Linda Laidlaw

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How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

Some news outlets are claiming that scientists have discovered that touchscreen devices are bad for child development. What does the journal article actually say?<p>It’s been a bad week for neuroscience in the news. Last Wednesday, we were told that it’s neuroscientific fact – FACT - that watching a …

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It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a …

The Failure of the iPad Classroom

The reality of digital education technology, which has attempted to realize this future for much of the past thirty years, is that of trou­bled …

Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax

As the dog days of summer wane, most parents are preparing to send their kids back to school. In years past, this has meant buying notebooks and …

The dangers of Pokémon Go: Kids’ brains are vulnerable to virtual and augmented reality

Immersive and interactive games that are fine for adults can cause a blurring of reality in younger users<p>A few weeks back I was sent a link to an article about Pokémon Go—the latest craze that has been sweeping not only our native Manhattan, but seemingly the entire country. The person who had sent …

The World Today - Education experts warn using tablets in the classroom requires strong guidelines 13/06/2016

KIM LANDERS: For two years, many state school students in Queensland have been told to bring their own laptop or tablet to class.<p>While it's up to …

What you read on the internet may affect the complexity of your own writing.

Drugs aren’t the only thing that can addle our brains. New research confirms what your brain may feel following a long, uncontrolled binge through …

The screens that are stealing childhood

''How can you expect the world to compete with something like an iPad3 with a high-definition screen, clear video and lots of interactivity? How can …

Experts visiting Edmonton offer advice on healthy technology use inside and outside the classroom

When California research psychologist Larry Rosen gives presentations about the effects of technology on our brains and bodies, parents with long …

The debate over screen time is really about moms, not kids.

As with so many hot-button issues in modern parenting, the controversy surrounding screen time often has more to do with mothers than with children. …

Schools: Beware Appealing Tech that May Become Ineffective Burdens

Raleigh County was among the first public school systems in West Virginia to issue computer tablets. In the approaching school year, Kanawha County …