children and technology

Children’s screen-time guidelines too restrictive
Children’s screen-time guidelines too restrictive (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV. Paediatricians and scientists have long expressed concerns about the impact of overusing technology on people’s wellbeing. ... Read More »

Creating a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’
Creating a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Education for children receiving a smartphone for the first time, design standards to meet childhood development milestones, and government taking account of children’s views when creating policy, are some of the key recommendations in a major and ground-breaking report led ... Read More »

Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back
Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens in less than a week. A new study from ... Read More »

Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children
Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of tablet devices among young children may increase the risk of neck, back and arm pain and reduce physical activity, new Curtin University research which recommends traditional toy play has found. The research, published in Applied Ergonomics, investigated ... Read More »

Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens
Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics.  “The vast majority of studies ... Read More »

Virtual puzzles can teach kids to solve real-world problems
Virtual puzzles can teach kids to solve real-world problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Swinburne researchers have shown that children can apply the skills they learn on a tablet to the real world. The research shows that when four to six-year-olds learn how to solve a puzzle using a tablet, they then apply this ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens
Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In an effort to minimise activity and allow the brain time to rest and heal, doctors advise patients who’ve suffered concussions to avoid screen time on computers, televisions, tablets and smartphones. But during a recent study, researchers actually encouraged teenagers to ... Read More »

Video games’ benefits
Video games’ benefits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research by Bond University and the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has shown video and computer games are no longer just about entertainment. Games are being used in a wide variety of fields including aged care, the workplace, ... Read More »

Game-based technology to spot child hearing loss
Game-based technology to spot child hearing loss (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This Hearing Awareness Week, Aussie start-up Sound Scouts and research partner, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, is reminding Australian parents to be hearing-wise – and know what hearing screening options are available for children. Currently there is no ... Read More »

 
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