“Reports have emerged that children are seeing the viral challenge show up on Facebook or YouTube, and in some cases even in video games. The vile “Momo suicide game” has been garnering attention after it started spreading on WhatsApp, prompting police warnings. If players fail to complete the challenges in the game, they receive threatening […]
Partner with Real Battle to Educate Kids and Families
We are raising funds to educate kids and families about the bad effects of excessive digital media use and healthy solutions to counter this problem. See our fundraising campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/improve-a-childs-digital-wellness Money raised will be used to distribute the following printed infographic to increase awareness and educate kids: http://www.andrew-doan.com/media/Infographic-Facts-About-DigitalMedia.pdf You will improve the […]
Reduce Digital Media Addiction with Pet Therapy
A furry puppy or a soft kitten: can pet therapy help combat the modern day effects of technology addiction? The tech culture has completely permeated how we live life today and it’s integrated in how our children learn and process information. Our kids are being exposed to technology at young ages and if overused, their […]
Speech delay and autistic symptoms are reduced when digital media is removed
Speech therapists and autism interventionists are discovering that removal of digital media from young children with speech delay or autistic symptoms changes their developmental trajectory. Bottom line up front is that digital media exposure too early in kids damages language development and may even cause autistic symptoms.
The human brain is wired to seek novelty, every 4 to 6 seconds. Too much digital media will prevent other areas of the brain to develop, such as writing skills, verbal skills, reading skills, empathy, and many other higher executive functions.
Internet Gaming Disorder and Addiction Will Be Epidemic
This is how I see it at the 30,000 feet view. First, watch this short 4:50 min video on brain development in children: I was addicted to digital games as an adult in my 20’s, AFTER my brain was programmed for fundamental skills such as: creativity, self-control, communication skills, empathy, reflective thought, and other higher […]
Does your child pick candy over veggies?! Beware giving them digital devices too early.
Cris Rowan, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, published an article titled: “Ten reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12” http://movingtolearn.ca/2014/ten-reasons-why-hand-held-devices-should-be-banned-for-children-under-the-age-of-12/ She received a lot of push-back. Here is my response: The problem lies in children who cannot make wise decisions due to the fact that their frontal lobes are not […]