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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Internet and Children

The Internet Probably Isn't Harming Kids' Brains, Scientists Say | August 12, 2015

Contrary to claims by British scientist Susan Greenfield that prolonged computer use can trigger "autistic-like traits" and aggression, the internet probably isn’t rotting youths' minds, experts say. A new editorial in the British Medical Journal argues that there isn't enough research to show that intense internet and computer use harms adolescent brains.


<more at; related link: [Blog] "Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Susan has written a range of non-specialist books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector." and (+Video) (What impact are technologies such as computer games, the Internet and social media having on the brain? Is Mind Change the new Climate Change?); further: (How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus. Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life? December 4, 2012)>

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