This paper will explore some of the pressing issues regarding children’s use of technology. For example, do outcomes depend on the quality of media consumed, or is all media created equal? Is technology in and of itself the culprit, or is there a difference in outcomes based on why the technology is being used? There are the age-old adages suggesting that watching too much TV can rot your brain, or turn children’s eyes square. How much validity is there in these old wives tales, and how are biological outcomes impacted by the types, amount and reasons technology is being used?

Franceska Gottschalk

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