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The neuroscience behind digital degradation and a prescription for change I’ve been reading a new book, and one particular chapter really struck a nerve. It’s about social media, texting, phone conversations and the default mode network, which is a fancy term for a region of our brains that manages in-person social interactions.  This portion of our brain does a lot …

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My children took swimming lessons when they were toddlers. It was one of those Australian schools where the kids jump right in and experience the difference and the trauma of water and the inability to breathe (and the ability to sink!). We also signed them up for lifeguard training at the age of 9 so …

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Psychologists, journalists and those in the health industry have been peppering you with messages about media consumption, screen time, and gaming. Yet, these people don’t quite understand how your kids work. They offer trite, simple advice like: Reduce screen time Set schedules Addiction is bad (black/white) Lock down devices Set-up security filters Don’t install certain …

Why Youth Screen Time and Video Game Obsessions Are Not the Issue Read More »

How Strangers Manipulate You and How to Fight Back “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” – Mark Twain Today’s media landscape is shaping and confusing the minds of young people at warp speed. Even adults trained in critical thinking and academic analysis get …

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