Is it Harmful to Children?


2015-0818 Too Much TVExcerpt of article by Leslie Barker | The Dallas Morning News

Maryam Morse and her husband formulated a plan for allotting their sons time to play video games and watch TV. The boys could do so, but only after reading, completing their homework and practicing the piano.

The boys loved the plan. Their parents, however, did not.

“We found they were racing through everything. They weren’t focused,” Morse says. “They were just going through the motions of what we’d consider enriching activities, just to get to the golden prize of screen time.”

Now, there’s no screen time Monday through Friday. None.


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  1. Great piece Scott. Social media, mass media, etc., I believe in my case really had a negative impact on me after my brain injuries. It has contributed to my sensory overload. I didn’t learn about sensory overload unitl last summer and being taught by the team of brain injury researchers and speech therapists at the Univsersity of Washington’s Rehabilitation Clinic about it and doing research on sensory overload myself I have found that in my life as mass media got larger and larger from my childhood in the late 70s and 80s to the present day then adding social media in the 90s till now my sensory overload got worse. I am a firm believer in sensory overload after a brain injury. I have most of the symptoms since I was three years old. I just was never educated about it until last year. Thanks for blogging about this

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