When families seek our professional advice on managing technology in their children’s lives, we turn to research-based AAP guidelines that promote positive media use and discourage potentially harmful use.
I’ve covered neuroplasticity before. And there is a theory for why some are nearsighted… But in this day and age, there’s a risk of hindering developing minds if they don’t have access to things their peers do. It’s coming to the point that the Internet is a fundamental service, not unlike electricity or water.
Parenting tip: I know of one parent who keeps tabs on his kids via Facebook, using an account for the family dog. The kids can’t be that old, but apparently open up to the “dog” account – unlike for an adult/parent account.