How much time do you spend in front of a screen? What about your kids? Between smartphones, televisions, computers, and tablets, you and your kids may spend more time in front of a digital device than you realize.
You use digital devices at work, your kids use them at school, and you both use digital devices for entertainment at home. Because of this saturation of digital technology, parents must consider how digital devices affect the brain.
How Digital Devices Affect the Brain Similar to Drugs or Alcohol
In recent times, the age of digital technology has dawned. As a result, digital devices meant to keep us and our children entertained are now mass-produced. At the same time, science is showing evidence that binging digital content could be affecting children’s brains and contributing to behavioral problems.
Some unaware moms and dads may be thankful that their children are enjoying digital content in the safety of the home instead of going out and killing brain cells using drugs or binge drinking. Unfortunately, right under their noses, these moms and dads are oblivious to the damage that may be taking place in their children’s brains as they sit in front of a TV or computer.
Keeping track of your children’s digital activities and enforcing reasonable time limits is necessary today. Let me suggest two safe activities that can fill the time formerly spent on video games or binging television shows.
Firstly, encourage and enable your children to spend more time outside. Secondly; and maybe most importantly, give your children more responsibilities and allow them to take ownership of certain chores. This will benefit your children and the whole household.
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