Friday, August 13, 2010

Screen Time and Brain Development

I would like to commence the discussion with a bit of screen time for adults

Here is a link to a 55 minute video of Baroness Susan Greenfield from the Sydney Festival of Dangerous ideas in which she explains very well the current thinking around why we have to be very conscous of the amount of screen time we allow growing brains to indulge in.

'Between a child's 11th and 12th birthday in the UK they will spend 900hrs in the classroom, 1277 hrs with their family and 1934 hours in front of a screen. I think that's grounds for investigation at least'

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