Smartphone addiction research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that drug addiction can.
Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
In 2010, when a reporter suggested that his children must love the just-released iPad, he replied: “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” (New York Times September 10, 2014.)
Maui Recovery recognizes the importance of technology but isn’t blind to the negative effects it either. The simple truth is kids need time for exposure to all kinds of stimuli for proper brain development. They need time to work on social skills, and they need exercise for proper physical development. If too much time is spent in front of a digital device, that’s time they’re not using to address other essential facets of life.
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