Lessons from a Media Fast

Lessons from a Media Fast

What could Year 5 students learn on a week-long media fast? Lots! The students gave up all technology—computers, tablets, TV, and even radio—to practise monitoring screen-time and to raise funds for a school and orphanage in Uganda. Each of the three…

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Screentime & Mental Health: Reason to Worry?

Screentime & Mental Health: Reason to Worry?

“Are video games making my kid hyper?” Parents around the world have fretted over this question ever since Atari launched Pong back in 1975. (Can you believe it?) The problem goes way beyond hyper behaviour. According to child and adolescent psychiatrist Victoria…

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