September 12, 2014

Family Time and Digital Distress

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

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Many thanks to Morgan Reid, a local dad and member of the Family Centre, who facilitated discussions today related to media and technology. He left us with a few resource lists that we will have available for the next week or so. Here are a few links from Morgan's list:


From Common Sense Media

Family Media Agreement

Common Sense Media Tip Sheet for Parents


Books to Read

Understanding Media and Screen Time Effects on Children:

Virtual Child: The Terrifying Truth About What Technology is Doing to Children by Cris Rowan


Understanding Brain Development

The Female Brain and The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine


Advertising and Corporate Pursuit of Children

Childhood Under Siege by Joel Bakan


If you have any further questions about technology and its impact on families, feel free to email Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo Credit: Nicolas Alejandro Street Photography via Compfight

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