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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 …

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[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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[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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[22 Sep 2017 | One Comment | ]
How the Smartphone is Destroying a Generation

There’s not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness. Eighth-graders who spend 10 or more hours a week on social media are 56 percent more likely to say they’re unhappy than those who devote less time to social media.

Eighth-graders who spend 10 or more hours a week on social media are 56 percent more likely to say they’re unhappy than those who devote less time to social media. Click in to Read More About the Impact of Smartphones on this Generation.

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[25 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Teen Cyberbullying on the Internet [Infographic]

– 85% of bullying occurs inside of school
– 82% with learning disabilities have been bullied at school
– 70% of student say bullying is a problem at their school
– 44% middle schoolers experience bullying problems
– 43% of kids have been bullied online
– 35% of kids have been threatened online
yet… 58% who experience cyberbullying have not told their parents or an adult

Click to see more sobering statistics

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[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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[31 Dec 2014 | One Comment | ]
Best of Web Video Compilation

Best of the Web Video Compilation

Needless to say, there were some amazing videos of amazing things this past year. It was also the year of the go pro cams as many of these videos were done by those little cameras attached to their helmets. It never ceases to amaze me what people are able to do.

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[22 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
How Technology Reduces Stress for Seniors

Computer technology has come a long way over the life of many seniors. To put this single lifetime of technological growth into perspective, Daily Crate reports that the computer that landed men on the moon had only about 5 one-millionths of a percent of the memory that the iPhone 5s possesses. Seniors living today have seen the creation of the Internet, the explosion of social media and the advent of smartphones. Although it can be daunting for some, there are many ways that modern technology can help improve the lives of senior citizens.

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[2 May 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Happy Mother’s Day: World’s Toughest Job Video

Unlimited Hours. No Breaks. No Holidays. No Pay.
Several people interview for the world’s toughest job with insane requirements.

#worldstoughestjob

Very sweet video. 17 million views and counting…

Happy Mother’s Day.

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[25 Apr 2014 | 8 Comments | ]
Mobile Internet Advertising Surges Past TV Media Spend

For the first time in 2013, US internet advertising revenue has surpassed broadcast television advertising revenue.

Online ad sales in the US went up 17% to $42.8 billion according to data by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Broadcast Television came in second at $40.1 million. However television as a whole leads at a fairly wide margin if you combined the revenue totals of both broadcast and cable.

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[16 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
“Unsung Hero” – TVC Thai Life Insurance Commercial

This Ad has generated more than 5 million views and counting. An Ad by Thai Life Insurance, it shows a young man who daily helps those around him. The heartwarming message is that though acts of kindness may not impact one’s own life directly, it can bring tangible happiness into the lives of others.