Therapy for iPad-addicted toddlers
According to a recent article, kids as young as four need “digital detox” therapies to overcome their technological addictions.
Electronics in the bedroom add pounds to kids waists
“If you want your kids to sleep better and live a healthier lifestyle, get the technology out of the bedroom,” says Canadian public health professor Paul Veugelers.
Between kids and work, no “me time” say UK mums
Today’s mothers don’t have much time to themselves, despite labour-saving home appliances, according to a UK survey. This seems to be because they have to be “perfect mothers” as well as go out to work.
Digital divide—or parental?
The computer can be a wonderful research and communication device, but
just how disadvantaged are children whose families are too poor to
provide one at home? Some economists have been studying the question and
their findings may surprise you. Then again, they may not.
School laptop ‘spying’ policy: why did they even think of it?
A lawsuit in Pennsylvania over a school district’s remote monitoring of student laptops shows there is a price to pay for digital learning -- and not just the initial price of a MacBook. There are ongoing maintenance and theft costs, and, as this case shows, there can be costs in trust and community relations. And lawyers.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com