France just banned smartphones in schools during all hours of the day

Starting this school year, French students won’t be seeing much of their phones during the day. France just passed a smartphone ban for students up to 15 years old that will go into effect in September, the Agence France-Presse ...

As children get hooked to smart devices, doctors worry about health impact

A recent study of more than 1,000 school-going children in Delhi found that in 40% myopia progressed as a result of time spent in front of screens. “In children, too much screen time is a risk factor for developing myopia or ...

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

Does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should your child use reading glasses or computer glasses? As you send your kids back to school this month for more time with screens and books, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is ...

Pain and anxiety when the tears run dry

Although not usually sight-threatening, dry eye can severely affect quality of life. Patients may complain of symptoms such as eye redness, blurred vision and the sensation of a foreign object in the eye, which can make it difficult ...

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids

Silicon Valley parents are now asking nannies to keep phones, tablets, computers and TVs off and hidden at all times. Some are even producing no-phone contracts, which guarantee zero unauthorized screen exposure, for their nannies to ...

Is screen time bad for children’s brains?

A generation ago, parents worried about the effects of TV; before that, it was radio. Now, the concern is “screen time”, a catchall term for the amount of time that children, especially preteens and teenagers, spend interacting with ...

Screen time linked to increased diabetes risk in children

Children who spend more than three hours per day in front of their TVs, tablets or smartphones are at greater risk of developing diabetes, according to new research.

China’s myopia epidemic: why a simple solution is being ignored

“We didn’t pay much attention at the begin­ning, because we thought she just wanted to concentrate on the details of games she plays in the phone,” says Xi’s mother.

Technology is turning your kids into digital junkies

Screen time acts like cocaine for kids. They also raise dopamine levels, which leads to the addiction.

Your toddler is in trouble if he’s an iPad ‘genius’

Even before he could walk or talk, two-year-old Jack (not his real name) could navigate touchscreen devices.