NBC Reports AGAIN About More Research Linking Social Media to Mental Health Disorders in Teens

NBC Reports AGAIN About More Research Linking Social Media to Mental Health Disorders in Teens By B.N. Frank The most heartbreaking part of this NBC segment may be at the end of the video when Savannah Sellers references a comment made by a 14 year old who wishes her parents would have taken her phone away when she was 11.  Then again – some of the adult broadcasters admitted they also had some of the same issues with social media as the teens. Activist Post and many others have reported…

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Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills

Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills By B.N. Frank The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of advising against kids’ excessive use of screens as well as exposure to digital, electronic, and cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation-emitting devices and infrastructure. There’s plenty of research that has already suggested – if not already proven – that the more ALL KIDS use screens – the more this is harming…

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Fox News Covers “60 Minutes” Segment On Kids And Screens: “Kids’ Brains Are Being Damaged”

Fox News Covers “60 Minutes” Segment On Kids And Screens: “Kids’ Brains Are Being Damaged” By B.N. Frank Tucker Carson and psychotherapist and author Tom Kersting had an intense 3-minute discussion about the recent CBS 60 Minutes segment on research that confirmed kids’ brains are being harmed by screen use.  This isn’t their first discussion about the topic.  They concluded by agreeing that it’s unfortunate everyone seems to have been waiting for scientific evidence to prove the obvious.  Well – everybody except Silicon Valley parents who have always limited their…

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CBS 60 Minutes “Extra” Segment Reveals Research Confirming That “Toddlers Need Laps More Than Apps”

CBS 60 Minutes “Extra” Segment Reveals Research Confirming That “Toddlers Need Laps More Than Apps” By B.N. Frank Activist Post published an article yesterday about the recent CBS 60 Minutes segment covering a $300M federal study being conducted to find out how screen use is affecting American kids’ brains.  Two researchers who were interviewed both referred to kids and screen use as an “uncontrolled experiment.”  That sounds accurate albeit disturbing. Of course, research, studies, and experiments – both formal and informal – have already been done on kids regarding screen…

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CBS “60 Minutes” Reports on $300M Federal Study on American Kids’ Brains Being Compromised by Screens

CBS “60 Minutes” Reports on $300M Federal Study on American Kids’ Brains Being Compromised by Screens By B.N. Frank Activist Post and sister publication, Natural Blaze, have reported many times about research already proving that kids are being harmed by screen use and exposure.  We’ve also reported about concerns (sometimes desperate) about kids potentially being harmed by screen use and exposure.  And we’ve reported about how exposure to blue light and WiFi (wireless radiation) from screens and other sources of digital, electronic, and wireless technology is harmful to kids as…

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Laptops on Laps are Lousy for Libidos and More

Laptops on Laps are Lousy for Libidos and More By B.N. Frank There never seems to be a shortage of medical and media attention paid to improving sexual health.  Reducing exposure to digital, electronic, and wireless devices is one method.  In fact, sexy people Quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel wife, Giselle Bundchen adopted an electronics-free bedroom. Since technology doesn’t operate via harmless magic, it’s actually not safe to operate a laptop on your lap – especially when using WiFi – despite it being named a “laptop.”    Besides…

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Silicon Valley Parents Spy On Nannies to Make Sure They Aren’t Using Screens Around Their Kids and Make Them Sign “No Screens” Contracts

Silicon Valley Parents Spy On Nannies to Make Sure They Aren’t Using Screens Around Their Kids and Make Them Sign “No Screens” Contracts By B.N. Frank It sounds like the opening line for a joke. “Did you hear the one about the Silicon Valley parents…” but this is really happening:  The New York Times: “Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids.” Brace yourself because these Silicon Valley parents are panicking big-time.   Excerpts describing the increasing intensifying freaking-out include: Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away…

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New York Times’ New Articles on Silicon Valley Parents’ Fears About Kids and Screens Includes “The Devil Lives in Our Phones.”

New York Times’ New Articles on Silicon Valley Parents’ Fears About Kids and Screens Includes “The Devil Lives in Our Phones.” By B.N. Frank The New York Times and many others have reported about this before so these concerns aren’t new and neither are Silicon Valley parents’ efforts to limit their kids’ use and exposure to technology: This idea that Silicon Valley parents are wary about tech is not new. The godfathers of tech expressed these concerns years ago, and concern has been loudest from the top. Tim Cook, the…

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Blinded by The Artificial Light Part Deux: New Research Determines Blue Light from Screens Can Lead to Macular Degeneration and Blindness

Blinded by The Artificial Light Part Deux: New Research Determines Blue Light from Screens Can Lead to Macular Degeneration and Blindness By B.N. Frank Jeepers Creepers.  It was just last month when I wrote an article about how Blue Light from digital screens, flat screen TVs, Fluorescent (CFL) and LED light bulbs is causing a multitude of biological and environmental problems including poor eye health. Now research has proven that exposure to Blue Light causes blindness.  Here are excerpts from 4 articles about this: New Research Shows Blue Light from…

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