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To say our children are immersed in technology would be an understatement. Smart phones, tablets, and television have kids spending more time in front of the screen than ever before. These fancy toys are lauded as educational, brain-boosting, creativity-generating, and by far the best babysitter ever invented. Some say this is the greatest time to be a child, while others claim electronics are creating the dumbest generation yet. In this mass of conflicting opinions and supposed evidence, what does the research really show?
Using the latest in brain science, and the most up-to-date- studies available, this series effectively presents the real story. You will understand as never before the effects of media and electronics on children today. You will understand the practical application of the research, and will be able to make and informed decision regarding your child’s electronic use.
Presented by Joshua White
Disc 1: unInformed: research vs media hype
It’s not what you’ve been told
Disc 2: unEducational: understanding educational media
Will the iPad create the next Einstein?
Disc 3: unReality: technology vs reality
Critical periods of development – passed in front of a screen