In her practice, my friend Victoria Prooday, OT is seeing something so widespread and alarming that I asked if I could share her thoughts. Due to the overwhelming interest and conversation on this topic, I am re-sharing her post. This article is also now translated into German and Russian. Spanish is coming soon!
I encourage every parent who cares about the future of his/her children to read it. I know that many would choose not to hear what she says in the article, but your children needs you to hear this message.
Article roundup: Devices can be a friend and a foe, balance is key: using devices in a healthy and proper manner is of utmost importance.
Smartphones are damaging this generation’s mental health
The iGen generation (those born after 1995) is more likely to have mental health issues compared to their millennial predecessors, with the cause closer to us than you think
How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness
Social media gave teens extra scope for self-expression and community-building, but also exacerbate anxiety and depression.
Screen Dependency Disorder Is Real, and It Damages Your Child’s Brain
Children as young as 3-4 years old can suffer from Screen Dependency Disorder! Experts recommend that kids ages 2 to 5 years old should have a maximum of one hour screen time a day.
Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods
Bad posture when using devices has been proven to affect mood, behavior and memory.