February 2014 Archives

Re-Wiring Our Kids

Posted by Christina Harnett

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American data shows teenagers consume an average of almost 11 hours of digital media every day.
A Canadian survey from 2012 shows teens use their smart phones... not ipads or laptops or tvs, just their phones...an average of five hours a day on school days.
So what affect is all that technology having on brains that are still developing?
This week on Atlantic Voice, Pauline Dakin speaks to some of North America's leading thinkers on the issue.

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Moncton High

Posted by Christina Harnett

Over the next couple of weeks Atlantic Voice is launching a series about the long term effects technology is having on our kids.
Host Pauline Dakin travelled across North America to speak with leading researchers on the subject.
And some of what she found was, frankly, disturbing.
But one of the things that first got her interested in the topic was the story of two teachers at Moncton High.
And how, dismayed at what they were seeing in school, they tried to get their students re-engaged in the community.

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Keeping Seniors At Home

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Dr Don Shiner and his team spent seven years - and more than a million dollars - talking to seniors here and around the world.
They looked at why so many people want to stay in their homes as long as possible...and why so few are able to do it properly.
They compiled all their research, came up with some basic conclusions, and straightforward recommendations.
And then.....nothing happened.
This week we check in with Dr Shiner about the kinds of things he thinks we should be doing to help seniors.

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