How Screen Time Affects Children

Journalist Lisa Guernsey explains why many parents are not heeding the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding screen time, and why some of the problems associated with screen time may not be as frightening as parents have been led to believe. What may surprise you is her research into the affects of television as “background noise.”
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May 8, 2009
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Lisa Guernsey is a mother and journalist who is curious about how new media and technology affect the developing mind. Her new book Into the Minds of Babes, looks at how very young children respond to what they see on video or computers. Her research wades deep into the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, communication and computer science.
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