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Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, knows a thing or two about the effects of media on children. She’s the lead author of a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the subject, and she spoke with New Tech City host Manoush Zomordi about the pluses and minuses of the digital age for kids.

In particular, Brown touches on some of the long-term effects of kids using too much technology.

"Kids who have even one device — one electronic device — in their room, much less two or three, are getting significantly less sleep a night," Brown said.

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Ari Brown

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Manoush Zomorodi

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Comments [4]

Thomas Marzahl from Berlin, Germany

I'm amazed that parents should friend their own children on Facebook in order to "track" them (mentioned in the extended interview). what if the parents are NOT members of Facebook, and don't plan to join?

I have a 1 year old and so this is a long way off... but the interviewer should have considered challenging this point of view.

Nov. 28 2012 10:05 AM
Louis Sena from Jersey Shore

Recently my 3 y old Grandnephew was playing with his ipad by himself while his cousins where playing together. I grab the oldest toy there, a jack in the box. and started to play with it. It wasn't long before he was playing that Jack in the box with his cousins and having a great time with all of us.He laugh and loved it but most of all he was interacting with all of us.
He was not alone by himself.

Nov. 28 2012 06:39 AM
Manoush

So true! It's all velcro in my house too. I'm starting to resent my laces.
Thanks for the comment.

Nov. 27 2012 10:29 AM
Ali from lirr train (syosset, ny)

I have a 2 and 4 year old. I wanted to comment about knowing how to use a digital device over tying shoes. Have you seen shoes for this age group. They don't come with laces. So it isn't remarkable that kids don't know how to tie their laces.

Nov. 27 2012 08:36 AM

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