Why we should take screens away from our kids

Three generations of families were interviewed for this ad and asked one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

Take a moment to see how they responded in this video, then get your kids off those devices and outside – I know that it’s much easier said than done, I have 3 kids and countless screens, including the ones that I spend a lot of time on! (then read and share some of the other links below this video)

1/ The Secret Inside Your Phone, from Marketplace CBC. Wendy Mesley takes a closer look at a little known message inside your cellphone’s settings and manual telling you to keep the device 5 to 15 mm away from your body.

2/ Kids and Cell Phones Don’t Mix. Suggestions and recommendations to minimize the risks and dangers for you and your kids, originally posted in 2014.

3/ How I help my kids cure Nature Deficit Disorder. This is where I send my kids to unplug for the summer.

4/ Kids need to offset ‘screen time’ with ‘nature time’, from CBC. Growing evidence links lack of time in nature to depression and attention deficit disorder.

5/ Get inspired and informed by Devra Davis, PhD,. MPHs. She leads The Environmental Health Trust, carrying out cutting edge research to understand and reduce environmental health risks. Her new book, Disconnect, provides shocking detail about cell phone radiation and your health.

6/ It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies, from New York Post. “We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug.”

7/ Our favourite Radiation Protection devices. Do radiation blockers really work? Because we can’t disconnect completely, and based on this information, and this, and considering the cost, we choose to just do it.