Technology


Therapy for iPad-addicted toddlers

Tamara Rajakariar | 25 April 2013

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

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 October 2012

“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

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 March 2011
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?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 July 2010
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?

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 February 2010
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.
 

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