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[27 Aug 2019 | No Comment | ]
Youtube to ban disturbing children videos… finally.

Youtube announced this week that they will no longer allow videos that target children that include certain disturbing content. For years, youtube had been criticized for allowing disturbing content targeting children to be circulated.

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[30 May 2019 | No Comment | ]
Increased youth suicide rates linked to Netflix ’13 Reasons Why’

Two separate studies were released assessing the monthly suicide rates among various age groups with the release of the Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’. The popular Netflix show depicted the suicide of its main protagonist which had alarmed mental health experts who were concerned about how this may influence and it’s effect on young viewers.

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[30 May 2019 | No Comment | ]
Study shows more screen time for toddlers lead to poorer development

 
This study is a few months old but worth sharing for parents with toddlers.
A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed a direct association between screen time for toddlers (age 2-3) and their development at age 3-5. Development, in this case, included development in communication, problem-solving, social skills and motor skills.
Here is a snippet from CNN and link to the larger article
Among toddlers, spending a lot of time staring at screens is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study.
The study, published …

Books, Internet »

[29 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]
Limiting screen time or parenting screen time?

The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret News American Family Survey. So what should we do about it? Should we limit screen time? Take away their phones?

Jordan Shapiro, a Temple University professor’s suggest something different. In his new book, The New Childhood, his argument is that we’re not spending enough screen time with our kids. “One of the things I suggest in the book is that kids should be starting on social media much younger,” he says. And, play more video games with your kids, too.

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[1 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]
New app rewards discounts for not looking at your phone

An app called “Hold” launched in Norway in 2016, targeting college students. The app is simple in that it rewards users with discounts to businesses for staying off their phones…

Internet, News »

[23 Jan 2018 | One Comment | ]
New teen study shows more phone use leads to unhappiness

A new study on teen smartphone usage from San Diego State University showed that teens who spent more time on their smartphones were markedly unhappier. Professor Jean M. Twenge analyzed data of a survey given to more than a million U.S. 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. This survey asked the youth about their phone, tablet and computer usage as well as various questions about their happiness, relationships and social interactions…

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[24 May 2016 | One Comment | ]
Family hit by 3192 Paintballs for Media Profanity

What if for every curse word you heard in a movie, someone shot you with a paintball?

Now watch a family get hit with 3192 Paintballs in 5.2 Seconds. Yea that’s a lot of swear words.

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[20 Feb 2016 | One Comment | ]
Movie Review: Masterless Movie

Adam LaVorgna (from the popular TV Series in the 90s called 7th heaven), plays Kane Madison, an architect working in Los Angeles looking to work his way up the corporate world. His counterpart, a Ronin, lives in the parallel spirit world where he is tempted to follow a dark lord and deviate from his path to finding truth.

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[19 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Movie Review: CAPTIVE (2015)

CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols – on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son – takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life.

Internet, News »

[31 Dec 2014 | One Comment | ]
Reading on your iPhone before Bed is Very Bad

How many of you read on your iPhone or iPad before going to bed?

Check some news?
Check your facebook?
Check your email?
Play some Angry Birds? Flappy Birds? Big Birds?
Poke around your apps for no good reason and waste a good 30 minutes?
Then feel tired the next day regretting it all?

Well guess what. It isn’t just the 30 minutes (or 2 hours) sleep you had lost. Additional New research suggest the problem is much more serious.

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[19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
National Geographic Photo Winner – The Smartphone Stare

“I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture,” Yen told National Geographic. “On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even try to be neighborly anymore, because they don’t have to.”

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[24 Sep 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
How Brands Sell to Teens Online

The PBS Frontline documentary film, Generation Like” (2014) points out that teenagers are often unknowingly taking part in marketing studies and become de facto marketing agents when they “Like” a Facebook page or otherwise share their preferences online. In effect, consumers have become unwitting members of the company sales force. Welcome to the new world of advertising.