In March of 2014, The Huffington Post Parents Blog shared a post by Cris Rowan entitled “10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12“. Listing her credentials as a pediatric occupational therapist, biologist, speaker, and author, Ms. Rowan cited several studies and observations for her assertion. This post and others like it continue to be shared far & wide.
Hipmombrarian’s Blog: 10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices
Huffington Post Healthy Living: 10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns
Jo Ashline: Why Banning Devices for Kids is a Stupid Idea
Not directly a response, but this article from 2009 on Salon.com explains the history of reacting negatively to new technology: Is the Internet melting our brains?
I’ll continue to update this post with more resources as they become available. Do you have a favorite blog, article, or study we should include? Post in the comments below and we’ll add it.
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