Kids Technology

It's Not How Much Screen Time Kids Have, But How They Use It

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

If we are ever to have kids that will benefit from screens, instead of wasting their time on it, it is the adults who will have to do a better job of figuring out ways to turn these devices from a time killer into an idea generator. Technology has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This isn't about how much time kids spend with screens, it's about what's on the screen. Screens are no longer the things we use to waste time and take our collective minds off of our day-to-day lives. These screens have come alive, and a child's ability to understand this, work with them and -- ultimately -- use them to create something is going to be a key indicator of their ability to be successful in life.

Help Your Kids See Less Screen and More Green

David Suzuki | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Living
David Suzuki

Pushing our kids out the door may be the best way to save the planet. In a survey conducted for the David Suzuki Foundation, 70 per cent of Canadian youth said they spend an hour or less a day in the open air. And when they are out, it's usually to go from one place to another. In other words, it's just a consequence of trying to be somewhere else.

Are Kids Too Wired?

CBC | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Living

As students head back to school with the latest tablets, laptops and smartphones in their knapsacks, some parents worry the abundance of gadgets in th...

Texting: Yay Or Nay When It Comes To Your Kids?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living

For many Canadian teens and pre-teens, texting is the choice mode of communication. While their parents may still be making phone calls and (gasp!) tr...