Stories tagged: screen time
Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Recent national standardized tests show a decline in reading comprehension among fourth- and eighth-graders as educators worry about too much screen time for children.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones – really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Today’s grandparents may have fond memories of the “good old days,” but history tells us that adults have worried about their kids’ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Parents lament their teenagers’ noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits.
Tue., May 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
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 …