The building blocks for success in school and life are formed in early childhood. Media use in the early years helps shape the habits that will influence kids for years to come, with serious consequences.
From addiction to obesity to Internet predation, poor media habits are contributing to serious public and safety health issues. How do we keep our kids safe and healthy in a changing media world?
There is a lot of pressure on parents to equip their kids with what they need to succeed in school, both socially and academically. What do kids really need to succeed? Will a computer help my child in school? How do I encourage my child to read?
Whoever tells the story defines the culture. By the time a child graduates from high school, they will have seen over 200,000 acts of violence, including 40,000 murders. How does this affect our children?
The experiences our kids have during the growth spurts of their brains have a greater impact then ever again in their lives. New brain research on the adolescent brain reminds us that media are powerful forces in the lives of kids of all ages, from kindergarten through high school.
|Many kids play video games and hang out online, have other interests, keep up with their responsibilities, and excel in school – no problem. However, other kids gets hooked. Internet addiction is real and growing. What is it and what can we do about it?|