Reasons Why You Need To Unplug Your Children From Technology

 

What is the importance of ‘unplugging’ from social media and technology?

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Getting Kids to Unplug from Tech Devices

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Protect Your Kids from Technology

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Disconnecting from Technology

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This Is Your Child’s Brain on Videogames | WSJ

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Digital Diet: Can kids go 4 weeks without electronics?

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Empowering Kids to Rise Above Technology Addiction | Lisa Strohman | TEDxPasadena

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The way kids play and socialize today is very different from previous generations, thanks in large part to all the tech devices they are constantly connected to every day. When kids get together, they may play video games or Instagram or watch a favorite show on a tablet. Letting kids use technology with limits can be achieved if you keep some of these key tips in mind: Do not put a TV in your child’s room. Having a TV in the bedroom has been linked to a number of problems including lower test scores, sleeping problems, and obesity.

8 . And studies show that we are better for it. Here are 5 reasons why I unplug from technology: 1. Productivity & Creativity. Living in the digital age, we are seriously over stimulating ourselves. According to a study by the Telegraph in 2011, we get the equivalent of 200 newspapers of information every day.

It gets power from an energy source, which is electricity, harnessed from our environment. Tech is practically useless without that vital energy source. It is inevitable that one day anyone can be cut off from technology as simple as a snap of a finger due to power loss and power outages. Digital detox is when you unplug from technology you turn your gadgets off for a certain period so that you can reconnect with your life and the people around you.

Here are five reasons to. Overuse of technology has shown to increase your risk for mental illness and sleep problems, can lead to increased eye strain and stress and can worsen Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms and brain fog. It takes practice and motivation.

When you try to get away from social media, there’s a high chance you might suffer from certain withdrawal symptoms. That’s because most of us feel like being behind a smartphone is a form of comfort. More to that, a lot of our social lives rotate around social media platforms. It is an irrefutable fact that all the digital devices are responsible for ruining childhood providing not used in a controlled manner. Apart from neck pain, arm pain, and headaches, such devices.

The kids will subconsciously follow you. The random design of outdoor activities should get them to subconsciously unplug from technology gadgets soon enough. There are no hard and fast rules on how often you can do this, but the more days you do it, the better. There are several big benefits of unplugging from technology and devices for teachers and kids.

Learn what they are and how you can find more device-free time in your day. Students who spend less time on tech are better at reading emotions, staying mindful, and so much more.

List of related literature:

For instance, if the child is watching television, playing a video game, or listening to a stereo system, the parent should first either instruct the child to turn off the device or do it himor herself.

“Defiant Children: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training” by Russell A. Barkley
from Defiant Children: A Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Parent Training
by Russell A. Barkley
Guilford Publications, 2013

Because we know that technology is pervasive and that many parents are hungry for answers, we wrote this book to address these major concerns, emphasizing the role of prevention and providing research-based information that may be helpful in reducing excessive or unhealthy screen-time usage.

“Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World” by Mike Brooks, Jon Lasser
from Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World
by Mike Brooks, Jon Lasser
Oxford University Press, 2018

We had to install a program that automatically turns off the PC after a certain amount of time, or our kids might never eat or sleep or—anything.

“Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)” by Lenore Skenazy
from Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)
by Lenore Skenazy
Wiley, 2009

Many of these devices are also more within their control, to some extent because of changing social and parental attitudes – the explosion of televisions and personal computers in children’s bedrooms.

“Media And Society: Critical Perspectives” by Graeme Burton
from Media And Society: Critical Perspectives
by Graeme Burton
Open University Press, 2010

Instruct children on electrical safety and how to properly unplug an electric toy—pull on the plug.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

There is a special urgency for parents to become more tech-savvy.

“Smart on Crime” by Kamala Harris, Joan O'C. Hamilton
from Smart on Crime
by Kamala Harris, Joan O’C. Hamilton
Chronicle Books LLC, 2010

The excessive use of digital media leads to addiction, which parents should be aware.

“Education on Digital Cultural and Social Media” by Dr. S. Saileela and Dr. S. Kalaivani
from Education on Digital Cultural and Social Media
by Dr. S. Saileela and Dr. S. Kalaivani
Lulu.com,

There are positive effects of technology use in parenting and family relationships.

“The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology” by Alison Attrill-Smith, Chris Fullwood, Melanie Keep, Daira J. Kuss
from The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology
by Alison Attrill-Smith, Chris Fullwood, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

For most parents, this technology is new and somewhat foreign and, therefore, something about which their children need to be cautious.

“Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age” by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston
from Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age
by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston
Wiley, 2009

They need access to the information on the importance of family play time and specific suggestions for managing passive television viewing and solitary video game playing.

“Play from Birth to Twelve and Beyond: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings” by Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen
from Play from Birth to Twelve and Beyond: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings
by Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen
Garland Pub., 1998

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  • be more critical about the information yore consuming. specific technologies have specific impacts; this ted talk needed more clarification in that regard

  • I think the mom is doing the right thing because spending MOST time on electronics is bad because your brain cells will vanish.Right now my brain cells are falling

  • Spending time online makes ME feel inadequate and depressed, and at my age, I should be impervious. I hate to think what it’s doing to kids. Lisa Strohman, congratulations on your pioneering work, and thank you for shining a light on the danger of laissez-faire technology. I hope that as a nation we get on board NOW.  Great TED talk.

  • Instagram a photo at a gallery? Who does that? Copyright watchwellcast. Copyright is illegal. iiiillllleeeeegggggaaaaalllllllll.:)

  • The video is on-point with most of the information, it just feels a bit too judgy since a 10 year old and a 30 year old with a similar love of gaming would react the same way. A 30 year old is just able to control his reaction…
    Don’t see the reason for all the dislikes tho… one of far too few “anti-games” videos that actually doesn’t push a stupid point too far.