Unplug-Don't Drug: A Critical Look at the Influence of Technology on Child Behavior With an Alternative Way of Responding Other Than Evaluation and Drugging

Rowan, Cris
March 2010
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
The article reports on the effects of children's excessive use of television and video games. It says an eight-hour-a-day average exposure to various forms of technology has resulted in a physically calm yet chaotically stressed living for Canadian children. It reports of poor child motor and sensory development and of a growing incidence of children's physical, psychological, and behavior disorders, which often lead to psychotropic drug prescriptions. The author suggests that families disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other and nature.


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