“…The digital environment is shaping the individual’s behavior, often through methods that are intentionally exploitative or subconscious.”
Kids need to understand these methods that are being used to fix their attention, Dr. Radesky said, and there is a tremendous teaching opportunity in helping them understand the way the technology works — and works on them.
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Can’t Break Free From Your Devices? ‘24/6’ Offers Guide For Healthier Living.
“…So much information right at our fingertips!
But it’s gotten out of control… We’re addicted, distracted, overloaded.
We have, as Jews, this incredible gift right in front of us — Shabbat — that is thousands of years old. It’s creating a temple in time. We really need to create sacred spaces…
But one needn’t be Jewish to observe an unplugged Shabbat.
It can work for anyone, from any background or belief.
We are on information overload… We have to have a day where we’re not influenced by every single other thing.
We need to reclaim that space for ourselves, for our kids.”
Mill Valley filmmaker Tiffany Shlain founded the Webby Awards (for websites), co-founded the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and is the executive director of Let It Ripple, a nonprofit that harnesses media and technology to engage people in conversation and action on complicated topics.
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We’re typically here to talk about the health ramifications of too much electronic exposure, but what about the effects on mental health?
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Cyprus Launches Cell Phone & Wireless Radiation Awareness Campaign
The Campaign was launched at a press conference June 24, 2019 with recommendations include simple advice on how to protect children at home:
Use wired connections for your devices (laptops, televisions, video game consoles etc.); 2. Deactivate all wireless connections of your devices (Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth);
Turn the routers off at night and when not in use, especially when children are at home;
Deactivate your cell phones when you sleep;
Use your tablets, cell phone or other wireless devices only when needed, and keep distance from children and pregnant women;
Prefer a landline telephone whenever possible. This applies both for adults as well as children;
Children should only use wireless devices for a limited time period proportionately to their age, and always in flight mode and with the Wi-Fi deactivated;
The use of cell phones is not recommended for children under 16 years of age. It must be limited and always with the use of wired headset or speakerphone.
Demand that kindergarten and schools use only wired
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Cyprus EMF Reduction in Makareio Hospital and New Wireless Public Health Awareness Campaign
In the 90s, as CEO of one of the major food groups in the UK, Brian would spend quite a lot of time on his mobile phone whilst in his car.
He did a bit of research on cell phone radiation but was reassured by all the information published by Public Health England, “it’s not a problem. It can’t hurt you. It can’t damage you. If there are any issues, it’s purely temporary.”
So he carried on using his mobile phone.
Then one day, “that one day, whilst I was on the phone, it was almost as though my eardrum would burst because the pain was so intense.”
Initially, Brian kept quiet about his condition because he was concerned that his credibility would be affected and that his business would be affected.
But he began to think of the consequences of not speaking out, “in 15 to 20 years when a lot more people are becoming electrically sensitive and people are getting cancers and brain tumors and other conditions caused by it, I will feel guilty if I have not done anything to warn people.”
Want to know more? Catch Brian’s interview on Thursday, 8.29.2019 here
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SMARTPHONES MAY BE LEAKING MORE RADIATION THAN WE THINK
Apple and Samsung phones released over the last three years may be producing radio frequency radiation at levels higher than current Federal Communications Commission limits allow, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. Scientists and consumers have shown increasing concern that radio frequency radiation from our devices may have adverse effects on human health, especially with 5G rolling out across the globe. The new report demonstrates that older phone models, operating in the 3G and 4G bands, have the potential to exceed the FCC’s safe limits by up to as much as five times.