Technology is effecting your children’s brains. How should parents handle it?

Technology is effecting your children’s brains. How should parents handle it?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been studying the effect of screen time for children. The preliminary results are in and they’re not good.

The NIH report shows that nine- and ten-year-old children who spend more than two hours in front of a screen each day score lower on thinking and language tests. This is troubling since the average “tweenager” spends up to six hours a day on their tablet or phone.

In addition, scientists have found that children with daily screen usage of more than seven hours show premature thinning of the brain cortex. This is the outermost layer that processes information from the physical world. While it’s too soon to know with certainty that screen time usage caused the changes to the children’s brains, scientists will be monitoring this relationship carefully.

Are your children addicted to technology?

The NIH report is just one example of the growing effect of technology on our children. Another study related smartphone use by children to sleep deprivation and other problems associated with poor attention spans. This is alarming since two-thirds of children take their smartphones to bed with them.

One group of scientists found that the more time four-year-olds spent interacting with media, the shorter their sleep was at ages four and six. A study published by Harvard Medical School has shown that blue-tinged light emitted by devices such as smartphones and tablets suppresses the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone vital to good sleep.

Practical ways to manage technology

In The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place, Andy Crouch offers practical commitments parents can make to help their children and family manage technology. Among them:

  • Turn off technology one hour a day, one day a week, and one week a year.
  • Use screens for a purpose and together rather than aimlessly and alone.
  • Dedicate car time to conversation with no technology.
  • Be sure spouses have each other’s passwords and parents have complete access to their children’s devices.

I would add this: community is vital to our souls. We were made to do life together. Every image of the church in the New Testament is collective–a vine with many branches, a body with many parts.

By contrast, technology isolates us. For every family that plays a video game together, there are multitudes of children (and parents) who play them alone. A computer or handheld device is intentionally isolating. It’s hard for two people to use one keyboard or focus on the same screen. Such isolation can be devastating.

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Welcome to Stop Dirty Electricity

Welcome to Stop Dirty Electricity

Bill CadwalladerHey, this is Bill Cadwallader with StopDirtyElectricity.com.

I have many things to chat with you about Electromagnetic Radiation.

You say, what is Electromagnetic Radiation?

This harmful radiation is caused by our modern day lifestyle and the myriad of electronics that surround us today.

We will be discussing the sources of this radiation and how you, in most cases, can reduce over 90% of this radiation by taking some simple, easy-to-do steps to protect your home, family, kids, environment and yes, even your pets – please don’t forget your pets.

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The first radiation is Electric.

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This Electric Radiation is now present in almost all homes.  A major source of Electric Radiation is the wiring in your walls and any visible wires.We can reduce the effect of this radiation with a few, easy steps.

Recently we did an home audit for a couple where the man was very skeptical.

When I followed up with the wife a few days later, she had to admit, she had the best night’s sleep – in as long as she could remember! The next time I spoke with her, her husband – you remember the skeptic – had to admit, he couldn’t remember when he had slept so well.

Boy, am I happy to hear this common result again, and again.

Another type is Magnetic Radiation.

Magnetic Radiation is produced any time electricity is flowing through a wire.

Many articles have been written about Magnetic Radiation and the effects are normally reduced just by moving 2 to 6 feet away.

A third type of radiation is Wireless / WiFi / RF radiation. This is caused by many modern electronics like cell phones, tablets, baby monitors, cell towers, etc.

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If you’re not using a wireless electronic device then just turn it off or put it into airplane mode turned ON and Bluetooth & WiFi turned OFF.

The free report –

10 Things You can do NOW to Minimize Radiation Exposure in your HOME

  • deals with quick and easy ways to reduce your exposure to Wireless / WiFi / RF radiation.

Finally, the 4th type of Electromagnetic Radiation is termed Dirty Electricity.

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It is sad, but La Quinta Middle School had off-the-chart high Dirty Electricity levels.  Unfortunately, 16 teachers had 18 cancers at the school and several have died.

I know one teacher personally, she said the very day she started, she found out that one teacher had died of cancer and 2 others had cancer. After teaching there for 3 years, she realized nothing was going to be done and she moved on to a different school.

And if that is not bad enough, at last count, we know up to 37 students attending that school who developed cancer starting in their 20’s – with one student at age 15.

We will be discussing all of these radiations and how to get rid of them on this site.

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Hope to hear your own comments when you begin to follow these tips.