[FoRK] Children and digital/computer medium
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Fri Dec 6 08:24:16 PST 2013
There is a theory that interactive time is better than passive time.
That argues for touch tables over TV.
There is also a theory that I subscribe to that games are actually
useful for developing mental problem solving skills. When I was a kid
though, we had plenty of offline activities and not so much verticalized
and behavior optimized modifiers.
A good rule of thumb is the presence of any physical changes. Sore
eyes, sore heads, sore fingers/thumbs, sore butts, sore attitudes--the
last is the most important. Some slightly older kids get pouty and a
touch temperamental when they play too many games, watch too much tv, or
are focused on too singular of an app or content.
On 12/6/2013 8:17 AM, Dave Crossland wrote:
> I am curious why you want to impose limits. I expect using computers to
> drive the urge to learn to read, for example.
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