ARTICLES RELATING TO SCREENTIME

The 11 most useful features in iOS 12

2018-10-28 19:10

iOS 12 is here. Apple unveiled the newest iPhone and iPad software in June, but launched the big update in September. If you're new to iOS 12, here's the best it has to offer.

Is your tot addicted to your smartphone?

2018-04-11 12:08

It may be good at distracting the kids but is it as harmless as you think or should you be worried about how much time your toddler spends on a digital device?

Do touchscreens mess up children’s handwriting skills?

2018-03-12 18:27

We are all quick to blame touchscreen technology, but if a child is suffering from handwriting-related issues, it could be due to any number of reasons, from poor fine-motor skills to language difficulties, dyslexia or dyspraxia.

Screen time: What schools think about cellphone usage

2018-02-21 15:23

A rule guide of what South African schools' policies say about the use of cellphones during the hours spent at school and at home.

Is your teen losing sleep? Get them to spend more time with the family

2017-09-13 08:31

It turns out you can actually lose sleep over people as research reveals that the quality of our relationships affects the way we sleep at night.

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the app-addicted teen

2017-09-01 10:15

Ever wondered what life is like for the average teen with a smartphone? Here's a look.

Entertaining YouTube channels for kids

2017-07-21 15:03

We've compiled a list of fun, entertaining and educational channels to try on YouTube.

Popular culture: 5 ways you can direct its influence on your kids

2017-05-08 10:25

Research found that children spend an average of 15.5 hours per week consuming media. What is that media telling your children?

New app gives parents remote control of their kids devices

2017-03-17 10:17

Google's new Family Link app allows parents a high level of access and control to their children's cellphones.

Keeping kids from technology is ridiculous

2014-10-30 11:38

Gamers slam mom for letting her one year old 'game'.

 

Distracted parent? Your children could end up depressed, so here’s how to unplug and engage

2018-04-30 12:29

Research has revealed that fragmented care can disrupt proper brain development in infants, which can lead to emotional disorders later in life. So it's best you unplug and engage, and this is how you can ensure that you do so.

Screen time and your kids: how much is too much?

2018-03-28 15:57

If you haven’t done it with your own child, you’ve probably seen another parent do it. In a restaurant, in a waiting room, maybe even in church.

5 lessons from a new high school mom

2018-03-01 10:43

With her eldest daughter starting high school this year, Nicola Davies-Laubscher looks back at some of the lessons learned over the first few weeks.

We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

2017-09-20 10:52

A few tips on how to get your kids to put down those electronic devices and get more active before the long weekend arrives.

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

2017-09-01 16:04

New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp focus.

"Don't use that emoji, mom": My teens think I suck at social media [roll eye]

2017-08-01 13:00

But I was on chatrooms before they were born!

Are we fixating on screen time?

2017-07-07 09:52

How much screen time is enough for kids? I saw this article as my two young kids were sitting huddled over the iPad.

Toddlers + touch-screens = little sleep?

2017-04-13 22:13

A study of infants and toddlers' day- and nighttime habits shows a correlation between more screen time and less sleep. But be careful to take the findings at face value, warns other researchers.

Does too much TV lead to the need for OT?

2016-06-08 15:28

Increased screen time can lead to higher need for occupational therapy for SA kids.

Steve Jobs didn’t like iPads (for kids)

2014-09-12 08:25

Apple boss revealed he was a ‘low-tech parent’ who preferred his kids to read books.

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