Stories tagged: screen time
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Parents’ technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids, study says
Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 7 p.m.
How much digital media is OK for kids? Seattle experts help issue new guidelines
New guidelines released Friday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and co-authored by two Seattle experts, suggest that media use is nearly inevitable, but it’s up to parents to closely …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 4 p.m.
Rethinking kids and screen time
Children need interaction to learn. Learning is active; TV is passive. Playing with your friends is active; TV is passive. Discussing things at the dinner table is active; TV is …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
Digital eye strain worse for multitaskers, survey finds
CHICAGO – It used to be that staring at a computer screen all day was bad for your eyes. Now we interrupt that staring to look at our smartphones, smartwatches, …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
House Call: Reducing screen time has host of benefits
When my daughter was 3 years old, she came home from preschool talking about zombies. What bothered me was not that her classmates had taught her a word that I …