Growing up online: the detrimental impact on children

by: Mitch Stewart As the pandemic continues to keep us locked down, what’s the harm in a little extra screen time? “Just like using substances, it activates that same reward section in your brain,” said Sheri Ongena, a Registered Social Worker with Family Counselling and Support Services in Guelph, Ontario. “You literally become addicted to being on screens.” Ongena also has her own therapy practice, and her experience has taught her that many issues in younger people are often related to screen use. The World Health Organization recommends that kids under two should not have any screen time, and kids

By |Mon, Mar 1st, 2021, 8:26AM|News, Technology|

The Impact of Online Content on Children

By: Mitch Stewart It seems like every week there is some new cutting-edge tech that revolutionizes our lifestyle and productivity, never mind having to learn online in the time of COVID. It’s the golden age of computers and life has never been easier, right? But as technology continues to evolve, are we evolving with it? While there is no shortage of dystopias like Orwell’s “1984” and even 1984’s “The Terminator” which alert us to technological dangers of imagined futures, our present is, perhaps, the real thing. All killer robots and government conspiracies aside, the screen seems to know us more

By |Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021, 3:38PM|News, Politics, Technology|
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