Excessive uses of social media and digital media stimulate the mind and body to stay awake, leading to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation results in poor performance in life, difficulties in school, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, health problems, and many more problems. We recommend less than 2 hours of digital entertainment per day and getting at least […]
Speech delay and autistic symptoms are reduced when digital media is removed
Speech therapists and autism interventionists are discovering that removal of digital media from young children with speech delay or autistic symptoms changes their developmental trajectory. Bottom line up front is that digital media exposure too early in kids damages language development and may even cause autistic symptoms.
The human brain is wired to seek novelty, every 4 to 6 seconds. Too much digital media will prevent other areas of the brain to develop, such as writing skills, verbal skills, reading skills, empathy, and many other higher executive functions.