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World health officials take a hard line on screen time for kids. Will busy parents comply?

 The World Health Organization issued new guidelines on screen time Wednesday for infants and children under 5. 

 

The World Health Organization issued strict new guidelines Wednesday on one of the most anxiety-producing issues of 21st century family life: How much should parents resort to videos and online games to entertain, educate or simply distract their young children?

The answer, according to WHO, is never for children in their first year of life and rarely in their second. Those aged 2 to 4, the international health agency said, should spend no more than an hour a day in front of a screen.

The WHO drew on emerging — but as yet unsettled — science about the risks screens pose to the development of young minds at a time when surveys show children are spending increasing amounts of time watching smartphones and other mobile devices. Ninety-five percent of families with children under the age of 8 have smartphones, according to the nonprofit organization Common Sense Media, and 42 percent of children under 8 have access to their own tablet device.

Experts in child development say the acquisition of language and social skills, typically by interacting with parents and others, are among the most important cognitive tasks of childhood.

“Achieving health for all means doing what is best for health right from the beginning of people’s lives,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. “Early childhood is a period of rapid development and a time when family lifestyle patterns can be adapted to boost health gains.”

The guidelines, like those of other public health groups that have weighed such issues in recent years, also seek to provide clear rules for the messy realities of parenting, when a fussy baby may be soothed most easily by a video of a nursery rhyme, or a grandmother three states away may be able to engage with a toddler only over Skype.

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Should schools ban cellphones? [Opinion]

Student, Maria Gomez uses her cell phone after school Thursday at Brien McMahon High School.  The 12th grader says the school's new cell phone policy, which bans usage during class, will affect younger students, who are more preoccupied with the latest iphone updates.

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How Social Media Aids the Teenage Mental Health Decline

 

In modern times in America, we can hardly go a few weeks without seeing an article, news clip, or some sort of media discussing the issue with the rise of negative mental health outcomes in teenagers including anxiety, depression, and suicide.

I understand that a topic such as mental health cannot be addressed in one blog post. Therefore, this post will specifically discuss anxiety, depression, and suicide, and the link to social media usage.It will also include posts for more information and/or help.

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According to what research you read, anxiety affects approximately 20-25 percent of teenagers. That may not seem like many, but that’s as many as one in four teens. So, if you were to take an average classroom of 30 students, seven of them would struggle with it.

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Research continually shows how distracting cell phones are—so some schools want to ban them Abigail

 

In July of 2018, the French government passed a law banning cell phones in schools. According to CNN, the law passed 62 votes to one. The policy came into effect during the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and impacts students in kindergarten through the 9th grade.

Some schools across the U.S. are enacting similar policies as a way to decrease distractions for students.

"It was a constant distraction for kids and what it became is a constant discipline issue," Robin Kvalo, Principal of Portage High School, tells Wisconsin Public Radio. Kvalo says the school confiscated over 200 phones during the last school year, and that students and teachers are seeing results.

"They are not distracted anymore," she says. "The phones are not their preoccupation. They know they can't have the phones in the classroom. If that had been the case years ago, we wouldn't have needed the policy."

It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that cell phones can be distracting, but if you want do want confirmation from a scientist, it's not hard to find. Study after study shows that the powerful computers we keep in our pockets can be distracting for even the most disciplined of adults — not to mention students. 

In July of 2018, the French government passed a law banning cell phones in schools. According to CNN, the law passed 62 votes to one. The policy came into effect during the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and impacts students in kindergarten through the 9th grade.

Some schools across the U.S. are enacting similar policies as a way to decrease distractions for students.

"It was a constant distraction for kids and what it became is a constant discipline issue," Robin Kvalo, Principal of Portage High School, tells Wisconsin Public Radio. Kvalo says the school confiscated over 200 phones during the last school year, and that students and teachers are seeing results.

"They are not distracted anymore," she says. "The phones are not their preoccupation. They know they can't have the phones in the classroom. If that had been the case years ago, we wouldn't have needed the policy."

It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that cell phones can be distracting, but if you want do want confirmation from a scientist, it's not hard to find. Study after study shows that the powerful computers we keep in our pockets can be distracting for even the most disciplined of adults — not to mention students.

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One study published by the London School of Economics traced the impact of banning mobile phones at schools on exam scores. Researchers found that students in schools schools with phone bans earned higher test scores and that low-performing students benefited the most. "Restricting mobile phone use can be a low-cost policy to reduce educational inequalities," concludes the study.

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David's Law: One year later - Click2Houston cyber bulling.

 

HOUSTON - With school back in full swing, keeping students safe on campus and off is top of mind.

Keeping them safe when texting or using social media on-campus or off is the goal of David's Law. It is named for David Molak, an Alamo Heights teen that committed suicide after a being cyberbullied.

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David's Law went into effect Sept. 1, 2017.

It protects children against cyberbullying in many ways by requiring public schools to adopt a policy that, among other things:

  • Prohibits the bullying of any student.
  • Prohibits retaliation against victims, witnesses or another person who in good faith provides information about bullying incidents.
  • Requires the notification of the alleged victim’s parent or guardian on or before the third business day after the incident is reported.
  • Requires that the parent or guardian of the alleged bully is notified within a reasonable amount of time after an incident.
  • Establishes the actions a student should take to get assistance and intervention in cases of bullying.
  • Establishes procedures for anonymously reporting bullying.
  • Prohibits disciplinary measures against a student found to be the victim of bullying that used reasonable self-defense in response to the bullying.

Serenity is starting high school this year. She told Channel 2 Investigates that during middle school, hateful social media posts and nasty text messages, some from kids she didn't even know made her consider suicide.

"When I first started middle school I was getting threats like, I'm gonna beat you up, or like, you ugly, and your skin color is extra dark and nobody will like you," she said.

When it first started she said, "I was just like I was embarrassed so I didn't want to tell anybody about it. I just kept it in."

Over time, she chronicled the pain of being cyberbullied in her journal.

"Sometimes at nighttime I would come in my room and write in my journal or I would start crying because I have in my head like over and over, you ugly, you ugly," Serenity said.

One passage stunned her mother Melquita, "It was very intense."

Serenity had written, "Sometimes I wish I can kill myself because at times I be mad at life and be ready to give up on it." "They not gonna be satisfied 'til I'm dead."

Melquita said, "They should feel safe going to school."

David's Law arms schools and school districts with tools to keep students safer by making reporting cyberbullying easier, and letting schools investigate off-campus incidents if those impact what's happening at school. It also allows schools to get law enforcement involved. In at least half a dozen cases, students have been charged with crimes stemming from cyberbullying investigations including one in HISD and two in Dickinson ISD where the students are now facing felony charges. But, David’s Law does not require schools to report incidents of cyberbullying to the Texas Education Agency for tracking how often they occur or what schools did when cyberbullying incidents were substantiated.

Over the summer, Channel 2 Investigates asked a wide variety of school districts across our viewing area how many cyberbullying incidents they had reported or investigated during the first year David's Law's was on the books.

Because the law did not set up a standardized tracking system many districts were able to tell us the total number of bullying complaints they received, but not break out those specifically involving cyberbullying. Some districts were able tell us how many incidents they investigated at the elementary, middle and high school level and others were able to say what consequence cyberbullies faced. The one thing every district could tell us was that they now have a system in place to let students, parents and staff report suspected bullying.  

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices, such as cellphones, computers and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through text messaging and apps, or online in social media, forums or games in which people can view, participate in or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting or sharing negative, harmful, false or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else, causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.

The most common places where cyberbullying occurs:

  • Social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
  • Text messages sent through devices.
  • Instant messages via devices, email provider services, apps and social media messaging features).
  • Email.

Frequency of cyberbullying:

The 2014-2015 School Crime Supplement from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that, nationwide, about 21 percent of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying.

The 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that an estimated 16 percent of high school students were bullied electronically in the 12 months prior to its survey.

Signs your child/teenager may be the victim of cyberbullying:

  • Becomes upset, sad or angry during or after using the internet or a cellphone.
  • Withdraws from family or friends.
  • Expresses reluctance or refuses to participate in activities previously enjoyed.
  • Has an unexplained decline in grades.
  • Refuses to go to school or expresses anger or dissatisfaction with a specific class or school in general.
  • Increasingly reports symptoms of illness for which he or she wants to stay at home.
  • Shows signs of depression or sadness.

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David’s Law: A Texas PTA Story

 

Texas PTA first became involved in the work to reduce bullying in 2011, when we worked with legislators to pass a law strengthening guidelines for dealing with bullying in the schools. At that time, cell phones were still scarce in the schools, and administrators were reluctant to support laws that required schools to confront cyberbullying, but we saw where things were heading. We knew that while this legislation was a necessary first step, the issue was evolving, and we needed to stay on top of it. So, Texas PTA continued to monitor the prevalence of cyberbullying among students and developed programs to educate parents about the emerging phenomena and how to deal with it at home.

Then, in 2016, with suicide on the rise among victims of cyberbullying, Texas PTA began to plan a more focused bill. “David’s Law” honors the memory of David Molak, a 16-year-old student from San Antonio who committed suicide in January 2016 following relentless online harassment. David’s family was determined to do everything they could to eliminate cyberbullying. They formed David’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending cyber-assisted bullying by educating communities about the harmful effects of cyber abuse, providing support for victims, promoting kindness, and supporting legislation that prohibits cyberbullying of minors.

The Molaks led the charge to pass legislation strengthening the law passed in 2011, so that school leaders would have clarity on their responsibility in investigating allegations, informing both law enforcement and parents of suspected cyberbullying, and, when appropriate, disciplining the cyberbully. From nearly the beginning, Texas PTA joined forces with the Molaks—working side-by-side leading up to the legislative session to ensure passage of a new bill. This was no easy task. While it was clear that cyberbullying had become an epidemic, there was still opposition to the bill.

To gain the support necessary for the bill to pass, we spent many hours in meetings with legislators and advocacy groups and made a few changes to the bill’s language on their recommendations. Leadership within Texas PTA testified multiple times at committee hearings, prepared and distributed background information, participated in press conferences, and wrote op-eds and letters to legislators. Grassroot members participated in multiple action alerts to urge support for David’s Law. At Texas PTA’s Rally Day in February 2017, PTA members advocated for David’s Law in meetings and even on the steps of the state capitol.

The new law made many changes to how schools could and should operate:

  • Schools in Texas now have the authority to address cyberbullying that occurs off-campus;
  • They must notify a victim’s parents of the incident within three business days after it has been reported and notify the parents of the aggressor within a reasonable amount of time;
  • They must create procedures for students to anonymously report incidents;
  • They may expel students who engage in serious bullying, including bullying that encourages a student to commit suicide, incites violence against another student, or involves releasing indecent photos of another student;
  • They have strong protections from civil or criminal liabilities when reporting criminal bullying to law enforcement officials;
  • They must provide mental health education;
  • They must expand the role of school counselors to include mediating conflicts among students.

We hope that other state PTAs will consider working to support similar legislation to protect our nation’s most valuable resource—our children. Texas PTA was proud to work with the Molaks to pass David’s Law and we have continued with this partnership. The Molaks regularly present at Texas PTA conferences and provide information about David’s Law through PTA communications.

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Pediatricians urge parents to limit kids' "screen time".  Her 12-year-old has sneaked a laptop into bed a few times and ended up groggy in the morning, "so that's why the rules are now in place, that that device needs to be in mom and dad's room before he goes to bed.". Sara Gorr, a San Francisco sales director and mother of girls, ages 13 and 15,...

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Study: Limiting screen time to 30 minutes a day can reduce depression, loneliness

Study: Limiting screen time to 30 minutes a day can reduce depression, loneliness

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 A recent study has found that limiting social media use to around 30 minutes per day can reduce loneliness and depression and improve personal well-being.  

The study was performed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, in which 143 undergraduates aged 18-22 were randomly placed into one of two control groups for three weeks, the first limited their time using Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to no more than 30 minutes per day, or 10 minutes per platform, while the other group used their social media accounts as usual.

At the start of the study, participants were surveyed to determine their mood and well-being and shared a week’s worth of screenshots of their iPhone battery levels to help determine their typical use. Throughout the three weeks, they would send in additional battery level screenshots for researchers to tally. After the three weeks were up, participants were again surveyed and asked questions about their mental state.

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 Max Mueller II is accompanied in his duties by Deputy Mayors Mikey Mighty-Dog Mueller and Mitzi Marie Mueller, siblings from the same litter. The trio is known as "the Mayor and the spares" or "the Mayor of Idyllwild" and they all share a common ancestor. The three goldens are 6 years old and the pets of Idyllwild resident Phyllis Mueller.  

The deputies, who are "a little bit wild and frisky," need to be tethered to their mayor mobile," Phyllis Mueller said.

The mayor's charter aims to "help make the world a better place by conveying unconditional love and doing as many good deeds for others as possible," Phyllis Mueller said. During his lifetime, Mayor Max "would love to see peace on earth," she added.

"We continue to believe we can make the world a better place by bringing joy, happiness and fun communication to as many people as possible," a statement from the mayor's 2019 calendar reads. "It is our intention to help increase the survival potential, well-being, longevity, and happiness of every person with whom we come in contact."

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  • Parents, suicidal teens often wait days for in patient psychiatric beds.
  • The suicide rate for young people ages 10 to 19 rose by 56% from 2007 to 2016
  • Washington, D.C., is the only place in the U.S. that the psychiatric academy says has the right ratio of child psychiatrists for the population.

Milwaukee-area teen TJ Esser told his family he was transgender when he was 13 and found them very supportive. Many teens aren't that lucky. 

Transgender students "suffer from so much mental health because it's not always an open place in schools to be who you are," says Esser, who is now 16.

Whether they get that care often depends on their parents and the availability of treatment in their area. Dr. Wun Jung Kim, a child psychiatrist and professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University says psychiatry is made more challenging by the lack of awareness many parents and grandparents have about the field, as well as the lack of specialists. 

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 Effective Sept. 1, 2017, David’s Law addresses the need for Texas laws to keep pace with evolving technology. It requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district bullying  policies and notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim or alleged aggressor of bullying. The law allows schools to combat and prevent cyberbullying by investigating off campus cyber-assisted bullying if it materially affects the school environment. It provides for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise. In recognition of bullying as a mental health issue, David’s Law encourages schools to invest in counseling and rehabilitation services for both victims and aggressors of bullying.  

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I OPPOSE CALIF AB 272 BAN SMARTPHONES DEVICE IN SCHOOLS. TEST SCORES REPORTS TO RISE FROM BANNING CELLS. THE AUTHOR FLAWS IN THE HOLISTIC EFFORT WITH SCREEN TIME CAUSE YOUTH BRAIN TO BE DELAYED. WORLD HEALTH OFFICIALS TAKE A HARD LINE ON SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS WILL BUSY PARENTS COMPLY. AB 272 NEEDS AMENDMENTS TO INCLUDE INTERNET MATTERS.ORG AS TOTAL EDUCATION FOR ALL AWARENESS WITH SCREEN TIME, WHAT CHILDREN DO AT HOME WILL BRING TO SCHOOL. PARENTS WHO DON’T CONTROL USAGE OF SMART DEVISE WILL GENERATE MAJOR EFFECTS OF BEHAVIOR ISSUES FROM PRE-K FROM A LACK OF SLEEP, A SMART PHONE IS LIKE A GRAM OF COCAINE. 


While the emotional aspects of bullying continue to be devastating, the internet and social media have changed the way children experience bullying. Cyber bullying, simply put is bullying that happens online through social, gaming or instant messaging platforms. Created by young people for young people, the code offers simple steps to take positive action to deal with cyber bullying. Pledge to share the code with kids to encourage them to be good digital citizens and make an impact to stop cyber bullying. Protect your child Cyber bullying is a growing concern but there are practical tips and tools you can use to teach your child how to make smarter and safer choices as they navigate their online world. NOW AB 272 IN CA STATE SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PLEASE CALL THE AUTHOR. PLEASE CALL MEMBERS FROM THE CA STATE SENATE EDUCATION AND YOUR SENATOR TO OPPOSE AB 272 AS ITS WRITTEN INCLUDE PARENTS, CHILDREN EDUCATION TO END MENTAL- ILLNESS, SUICIDES.

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 CALIF GOVERNOR  NEWSOM SIGNED INTO LAW AB 272  An act to add Section 48901.7 to the Education Code, relating to pupils.

 AB 272, Muratsuchi. Pupils: use of smartphones. 

[ Approved by Governor  July 01, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  July 01, 2019. ] AFTER I FAXED TO HIS OFFICE WAS TO INFORM GOV NEWSOM OFFICE ABOUT AB 272 SMARTPHONES AND CALLED BEFORE HE SIGNED INTO LAW. I ASK STAFF TO ASK THE GOV NEWSOM IF AB 272 SMARTPHONES IF IT WAS A CHILD ABUSER BILL ?? THAT I HAD SUBMITTED A PRESS RELEASE OUTLINE WHY ITS WAS A  CHILD ABUSE BILL BEFORE HE SIGNED AB 272 2019. EVEN THE BODY OF THE TEXT DESCRIBES WARNING OF EMOTION HARM,SUICIDES,YET CALIF GOV NEWSOM FAILED TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS IN PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE IN HIS STATE OF CALIF. BY EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BAN SMARTPHONES TO USE A GREATCALLCOM FLIP PHONE NO INTERNET .I ALSO REQUESTED A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING TO ADDRESS CHILD ABUSE ISSUE WITH CURRENT CHILD ABUSE LAWS HAVEN'T ADDRESS SOCIAL MEDIA ACCESS TO CORRECT APPROPRIATED AGES AS WELL AS SCREEN TIME AT SCHOOLS,  CALIF STATE. SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BEEN GIVEN TO CHILDREN ACCESS FROM INFANTS ON UP K-12 .PLEASE SEE MY BLOG FOR MORE EVIDENCE LOOK FOR A SERIES REPORTS OUTLINING THIS CONCERN.


 (d) Dr. Jean Twenge, who is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, published a book in 2017 entitled “iGen,” which presents evidence of an increase in depression and suicide among American teenagers that may be caused by increased mobile device screen time and social media use. According to Dr. Twenge, 8th grade pupils who spend 10 or more hours per week on social media are 56 percent more likely to describe themselves as unhappy than those who devote less time to social media. Moreover, teenagers who spend three hours per day or more on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely to demonstrate risk factors for suicide, such as suicidal idealization, and teenagers who spend five or more hours per day on their devices are 71 percent more likely to demonstrate a risk factor for suicide. 



The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C.A. ... "Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or. "An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."

 

PEDIATRICIANS URGE PARENTS TO LIMIT KIDS’ “SCREEN TIME” OCT 28,2013 EIGHT YEARS AGO NEWS STORY CAUSING It's been linked with violence, cyber bullying, school woes, obesity, lack of sleep and a host of other problems. It's not a major cause of these troubles, but "many parents are clueless" about the profound impact media exposure can have on their children, said Dr. Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics policy.


  

 CONTENT FROM THE WWW SITES THAT WOULD BE UNFILTERED TO EXPOSE VERY YOUNG CHILDREN TO VARIETY EMOTIONAL HARM, PROVOKING HURTING THEM SELF, ATTEMPTED SUICIDES, TO COMPLETED SUICIDES. EFFECTING EDUCATION ATTENDANCE. ENCOURAGES CYBER BULLING, DECREASES CHARACTER AND EMPATHY.  Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine ...

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CA STATE IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STEP WITH OUR YOUTH NEEDS TO PROTECTING CHILD ABUSE AS WELL NOT AD-HEARING TO The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C.A LAWS IN MY OPINION THIS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAWS BY OUR STATE AND GOVERNOR NEWSOM ACT OF SIGNING AB 272 SMARTPHONES.

PLEASE CALL LET OUR GOVERNOR NEWSOM CHILD ABUSE HAS NO ROOM IN ANY STATE. ASK HIM TO CORRECT HIS FLAWS BRING A LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS  CURRENT CHILD ABUSE LAWS HAVEN'T ADDRESS SOCIAL MEDIA ACCESS TO CORRECT APPROPRIATED AGES, BE FEDERAL OR CALIF STATE. SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BEEN GIVEN TO CHILDREN ACCESS BY VISITING MY WEBSITE CAN OFFER TOOLS TO BRING CLOSER TO CHILD ABUSE.

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Parents need screen time limits, too, pediatricians say !!!

 

(Reuters Health) - As much as children need limits on their smartphone use and screen time on other devices, parents need “off-hours” time, too, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Children learn smartphone habits from their parents, so it’s important to make time to unplug and “single-task,” prioritize quality time with children, and resist the urge to document everything, the authors write.

“With mobile devices, parents have a personalized, interactive computer containing all of their work, social, informational and entertainment lives in their pockets,” said Dr. Jenny Radesky of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who co-wrote the one-page primer for parents.

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ews > UK > Home News Dramatic rise in screen time putting children's health at risk, WHO warns

A dramatic increase in screen time is putting children's health at risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.A rise in social media usage and 

increasing amounts of time spent in front of tablets, computers and smartphones is causing children as young as 11 to suffer an increased risk of poor health, new research revealed. 

The report also suggested the vast majority of young people were failing to take the recommended level of exercise each day.The findings showed a “continuous steep increase” between 2002 and 2014 in the number of children using technology for two hours or more each weekday. 

Usage rates increased for both sexes, but tripled for girls aged 15 or over.


LETS ENCOURAGE SAFE ROUTE TO SCHOOL RIDING OR WALKING TO SCHOOL AND MORE TIME FOR FAMILY TO INCREASE SOCIAL CONNECTION TO BUILD YOUR CHILD'S MENTAL HEALTH. PLEASE SEE VIDEOS FROM  Palo Alto’s Safe Routes UNDER ARTICALS TOWARDS THE BOTTOM PAGE.

 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in.../screen.../art-200479...

Children's health · Print. Sections ... Screens are everywhere. As a result, controlling a child's screen time has become much harder for parents. To complicate ...  

Screen time guidelines

PLEASE NOTE ITS OTHER MEDICAL EXPERTS CALLING FOR NO SCREEN TIME UNDER TWO YEARS AND AFTER TWO ABOVE NO MORE THAN ONE HOUR.UK CHEIF MEDICAL OFFICER SAYS LIMIT TO NO MORE THAN TWO HOURS  !!!!! PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE FLAWS IN THE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT WITH NO TIME FRAMES ON MY WEBSITE THERE PROOF !! CAUTION:

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages media use, except for video-chatting, by children younger than 18 to 24 months. If you want to introduce digital media to children ages 18 to 24 months, make sure it's high quality and avoid solo media use. For children ages 2 to 5, limit screen time to one hour a day of high-quality programming. As your child grows, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work as well. You'll need to decide how much media to let your child use each day and what types of media are appropriate.

The problems with screen time

Unstructured playtime is more valuable for a young child's developing brain than is electronic media. Despite the fact that many digital media programs claim to be educational, children younger than age 2 are more likely to learn and remember information from a live presentation than they are from a video.

By age 2, children can benefit from certain types of screen time, such as programming with music, movement and stories. However, passive screen time shouldn't replace reading, playing or problem-solving. Co-view with your child to help your child understand what he or she is seeing and apply it in real life.

Also, it's crucial to monitor the shows your child is watching and the games or apps he or she is playing to make sure they are appropriate. Avoid fast-paced programming, which young children have a hard time understanding, apps with a lot of distracting content, and violent media. Eliminate advertising on apps, since young children have trouble telling the difference between ads and factual information.

As your child grows, keep in mind that too much or poor quality screen time has been linked to:

  • Obesity
  • Irregular sleep schedules and shorter duration of sleep
  • Behavioral problems
  • Loss of social skills
  • Violence
  • Less time for play

Developing screen time rules

In recognition of how ever-present screens have become, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently held a symposium to share practical advice for parents. Experts noted that children are still doing the same things that they've always done — only now they are often doing them virtually. As a result, it makes sense for parents to apply the same rules to children's real and virtual environments. This means playing with your child, teaching kindness, being involved, and knowing your child's friends and what your child does with them.

The experts also suggested that the quality of the media your child is exposed to is more important than the platform or amount of time spent.

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Kids Zone - Parental Controls & Child Lock

Kids Zone is the highest rated Android parental control & child lock on Google Play! Over 500,000 parents use Kids Zone to create a child-proof kids mode or kids place on their Android devices

Enable Parental Controls in Under 30 Seconds:
• Tap the Install button above to install Kids Zone now
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When a parent locks Kids Zone the app begins to continuously monitor the child's phone or tablet app usage and locks the child in a special kids place on the device. Kids Zone will automatically block access to all apps that aren't included in a child's profile. Kids Zone can also prevent a child from making phone calls or sending texts (SMS), posting on Facebook or Instagram (or any social network), browsing the Internet, buying in-app-purchases and more!

Parental Control Features
Kids Zone's main function is to child-proof a device by limiting a child's access to only the apps a parent picks, however, the app also features the following child lock features:
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★ Blocks children from phone calls & texts (unless allowed)
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★ Hides your personal data from your child's eyes

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Kids Zone was specifically designed to address the need for an effective and unbreakable parental control app on Android. Many other child lock apps focus on unnecessary features, Kids Zone keeps things simple and focuses on making the lock as strong as possible.

Can Kids Zone protect young children as well as teenagers?
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Can I install Kids Zone on all my Android phones and tablets?
Yes Kids Zone works equally well to create a kids mode on Android phones or tablets. Pro features purchased can be shared among an unlimited number of devices by logging into each device with the Google account used to purchase the pro features.

Do I need to change my home launcher to use Kids Zone?
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Permissions Required
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WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELL BEING CHILDREN, VIDEO OF MRS. TRUMP

 

It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits...

First Lady of the United States

 

The mission of BE BEST is to focus on some of the major issues facing children today, with the goal of encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths, while also teaching them the importance of social, emotional, and physical health. BE BEST will concentrate on three main pillars: well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse.

BE BEST will champion the many successful well-being programs that provide children with the tools and skills required for emotional, social, and physical health.  The campaign will also promote established organizations, programs, and people who are helping children overcome some of the issues they face growing up in the modern world.

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Putting our Children First: Stopping Cyberbullying

 

Recently I had the honor of speaking alongside First Lady Melania Trump, federal colleagues, academics and researchers, private firms and students at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on Cyberbullying hosted at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The First Lady opened the event and shared her passion and focus on protecting children, especially through online platforms. She highlighted the efforts of her “Be Best” Campaign, which focuses on major issues facing children today, including social media.  Her presence signaled to our federal colleagues and private sector attendees that she was personally committed to protecting children and youth online. After her remarks she remained at the event to learn more about this issue and how she can continue to make a difference.

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Imagination Celebration Reminds Us the Arts are Important. Are Schools Listening?

 

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Is your child addicted to tech? Too much screen time can lead to later addictions

 If you have little kids -- 4- 5- and 6-year-olds -- attached to tablets, that system in their brain that's getting rewarded over and over again can definitely lead to later life addictions  She says the feeling kids get from gaming platforms -- being rewarded with tokens or making it to the next level -- is similar to how a drug addict feels after a fix. 



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Dr. Lisa Strohman, psychologist

 Dr. Lisa Strohman, psychologist, attorney, author, and mother established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the US helped create her passion to help proactively prevent and educate students, educators and parents on issues related to technology. Read more… 

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