Blue light and the 'zeitgeiber effect.
- Work with (not against) your chronobiology – circadian rhythms.
- The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is the key region in regulating circadian rhythms
- Our brain hasn’t developed the ability to differentiate sunshine from the back light of your device.
- Plus the stimulus is highly loaded with sensory information.
- Blue light can cause more damage to your eyes
- More information/ image source: https://glarminy.com/2015/07/30/10-blue-light-filters-to-relieve-computer-eye-strain-help-you-sleep-better-etc
Highlights of the (very new, relased over night in the US by the American Academy of Paediatrics) Screen Based Media Use (aka #screentime) guidelines
- Digital mentoring’ not banning or spying --> my Softskills before software philosophy
- Beyond screentime as a metric --> As per my context, content, cognitions and function image below
- Importance of co-watching and co-play --> share these activities, debrief and discuss them
- Beware of using tech as a pacifier of way to escape being present to uncomfy feelings
- Read more: Sonja Livingston at LSE: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/2016/10/21/new-screen-time-rules-from-the-american-academy-of-pediatrics/
- Try supplementing your child's gaming diet with options at www.gamesforchange.org
- Use scientifically based meditation and mindfulness apps to build social-emotional skills. Try www.smilingmind.com.au
- Read Dr Kristy Goodwin's book and resources at: www.drkristygoodwin.com
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