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Behaviour problems for pre-schoolers from screen time: study

Whether it’s from tv screens, video screens, computers, laptops, tablets, or phones, a new study suggests pre-schoolers behaviour is negatively affected when they spend a few hours in front of these devices. Sukhpreet Tamana (PhD) is the lead author of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Ontario: No phones in classrooms

In an announcement Tuesday, Ontario’s Education Minister said mobile phones will not be allowed in school classrooms starting in September which is the beginning of the next school year. The reason is the claim that cell phones are a distraction» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Can smartphones track Parkinson’s better than doctors?

Researchers are studying the feasibility and accuracy of having patients use their smartphones to track the progression of their Parkinson’s disease and the effect of medication they are taking to slow it down. Parkinson’s is a degenerative brain disease that» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Kids and screen time: new limits recommended

Electronic screens are becoming omnipresent in today’s society. Decades ago there was worry that children were spending too much time in front of the TV, really the only screen at the time. That of course is still a worry, but» 

Society

Canadians ever more internet connected

A new report shows that while Canadians are concerned about cyber security, they are using more internet-connected devices. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) reports in its annual Internet Factbook that the number of Canadian households with five or more» 

Economy, Health, Society

Emails after work may be counter-productive

Increasingly, employees are answering work emails after hours in Canada and, besides being stressful, at least one researcher says it can be counter-productive. “It’s a growing problem,” says Rhonda McEwen, an assistant professor of new media at the University of» 

Society

Most kids heading to school with smartphones

There is great peer pressure among Canadian students to have smartphones and when parents can afford them, they do provide the phones and pay for the monthly plans. Once a luxury, now a necessity “What was once a luxury is»