Learning Team 21:3 — Winter 2018

February 8, 2018
Technology breaks are key to our health

While modern technology may be increasing our connectivity, growing evidence suggests that it’s also leading to a loss of connectedness and making us distracted.

Growing Up Digital

Growing Up Digital (GUD) Alberta is a 10-year, collaborative research project that examines the scope of the physical, mental and social consequences of digital technologies on Alberta’s children and youth.

Ask the Mediatrician

Advice for helping your teen navigate the pitfalls of digital media

In the media ... about the media

Short news stories on the effects of media

Slow down: It’s not only necessary, it’s possible

When childhood becomes a race to perfection, everyone pays a price.

Editor's Note: On the importance of … squirrel! … paying attention

According to a 2015 research study by Microsoft, our attention span has been reduced to that of a goldfish, less than eight seconds, by the numerous clicks, hyperlinks and constant demands of our digitally drenched mobile lives.