Mobile Prohibition and mobile as scapegoat – why the ban is not a solution

Mobile Prohibition and mobile as scapegoat – why the ban is not a solution

Being against mobile ban is not a popular stance. 'How can you be too anything, which is harmful? Mobile phones are obviously rubbish, especially for our children. '

Last Thursday I attended DR2s Deadline in a debate with Imran Rashid and Lise Aammitzbøll la Cour on mobile prohibitions and mobile phone free school. the starting point was the chronic by Imran Rashid and Anette Prehn which appeared the same day in Politiken.

Mobilforbud er en kortsigtet og uholdbar løsning. Vi kan ikke give en død dims skyldPeople's reactions are mildly been mixed, but I expected nothing less. It was inter alia. commented, I was unrealistic and did not understand, what happens in practice. For some reason it went many ears past, I am a practitioner who lives what I am speaking about.

The topic of mobile ban must and nuance

Well – in a debate, which arouses so many emotions it is surely difficult to hear the whole. Someone must inherently be in the firing line with your mobile phone, and I imagine like. The topic of mobile ban should and must be nuanced. The mobile phone is made public eye and wish to sacrifice on the scaffold in search of 'the eternal reason'. Consensus has been, the mobile phone is the perpetrator.

I would agree, if it were to give a gizmo blame. A dead, mechanically made things. Mobile can not – or will be – guilty of anything, it requires awareness. It requires continuing, what a piece of technology has not.

That it can be added 'personality' and ‘handling’ through software and applications, which adapts to the human user's needs and wants, do not live. It does not consciously or provides the ability to continue well, creating habits and vices.

Therefore neither can nor will I be against mobile phones and any other kind of 'smart technology'.

We acquire a dead gizmo guilt

It is man, that should be the focus here, for it is we who are the only ones with 'guilt', continue and the ability actions. Either as users or producers.
I'm generally hesitant, using the term 'Convenience' In this context. It is not useful, as it often ends in reproaches and prohibition. just the, that flourish at this time.
We must get away from this approach and focus on human interaction with technology. We must realize and recognize the fact, that we have not used the technology just appropriate because we have not known, how this should be done.

we adults – the so-called digital tenants – has taken it to us at lightning speed, at least privately. Nobody could follow, so in the digital and technological developments slipstream happened it, as always happens in uncontrolled / incomprehensible environments. We have in good faith tried to adapt, and now we are faced with the consequences. The train goes too fast, and we have the choice to stop completely at, smash rails or slow down quietly. None of us knew how we would manage train, So what do we?

Mobile Prohibition is a short term strategy

I advokerer for, that we use the method to slow down, for historically flash solutions rarely made any easier. With each ban has come backlash which was not particularly worthwhile or practical. In my view, it is' wetting for, keeping warm 'solution, which provides immediate effect but do not make a difference in length. What do we learn the children by taking the phone away in learning situations, and only give them the return to fun and games?

The short answer is, we simply reinforce the existing trend. We teach them, making mobile toys over, to give them the tools, it also offers. Should we create livsduelige children, which can manage the world they live in and equip them for the future, we must meet them here and now.

Of course we have mobile breaks

I firmly believe, the children to have breaks from your phone. Many of them! It should not be under their pillow at night or bimle in your pocket in teaching. It is not to create insulation in play situations, used to call parents by conflicts in the school or institution.

Children should basically not equipped with smartphones before they are old enough to understand its value, and mobile phones are not necessary for our young children. Going forward, we should all take the responsibility of our children, and let them be channeled quietly into the mobile world.

It starts with the adults

Here and now we must jointly take responsibility and teach them to use gizmo, as they already have. Parents, Educators, teachers and politicians. It starts with us, dear medvoksne, and claims we do not opportunity, I think, that we fail another generation of children. We need to start with the digital upbringing, and it can only go slowly.

Our young people have been left to themselves, and it's clean 'Lord of the Flies' online. We owe it to them to participate, even though we own actions and lack thereof has laid the foundation for their lives already. What we can do for young people is, giving them responsibility, democratic understanding and use our voksenhjerners capacity and experience, to advise and guide.

It is not easy but we must not stop

I myself have been in the classroom. I've even been on the institution floors. I have mentored and taught colleagues and parents, so I know the frustrations and problems relating to their own body.

There is nothing easy about it here, but that should not stop us from doing it! Prohibition may stop the current battle, but the fight does not stop. The time for conscious, digital upbringing has come, and the first step is to take responsibility. Not just here and now but today and every day thereafter.

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One day in the program's characters with children and business

One day in the program's characters with children and business

Yesterday, I wrote the following on my private Facebook side:

Thursday 8.6.17 was one of those days, where it did nothing, I did not get many second rest.

Although it's hard to get up at. 5:20 for, to be in Ringsted 7:40, it has been worth every single time. The four times I made so far it has namely been, to make Digi Pippi School on Dagmarskolen. Task, which is worth it. Everytime!

We started with a visit from, and once again surprised the cool girls all of us with their creativity and skills.

Pick of the day, shining example is Yara here, despite language difficulties have taken 3D design for themselves, as it was one of the most naturally.

She chose to make DigiPippis mascots, and executed brilliantly. Yara is just one of several children with either language or social conditions, and all have performed excellently.

So it was with tired legs, arms metaphorically in breath and heart full, I kl. 15 train from school with his nose against DI Digital's Annual Meeting.

From, that being in the field with your fingers in them, our whole future is about, I had to give presentations on the very same future-school. Roughly 17 minute call to the surrounding 200 top officials and VIP guests about the sins of the past and future necessities, and the extreme importance of role models, was my contribution.

Bygone days of IT policy error experiments in schools was highlighted, and finally a strong call for the attendance: Should something be changed, it is they who must speak up.

Despite uncooperative powerpoint technology was my call heard, and there were indications from many of them, I wanted to affect.

Thanks to DI's live stream, it is possible to see the whole conference on video, and my presentation here

Meanwhile, I continue to shape the future of tech-girls this weekend, where you wish to display 3D from DigiPippi School at Ringsted Children's Festival Saturday, and Sunday held Mother and daughter tech Brunch på Enigma Post, telecommunications and communications museum.

See you?

Can screen time delay young children's speech?

Can screen time delay young children's speech?

On December 4. maj blev der på ‘2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting’, held in San Francisco, presented a report pointing to, to 'screen time' for very young children can delay their ability, at tale.

As this study appeared on social media was my first thought: Oh no. Now it is only a matter of time before it becomes simplified, and facts about the topic watered down in favor of sensations journalism.

We live in a time, where there are trenches between the pros and cons camp. A time, where data can not draw a clear answer, the technology is to promote or hamper children.
It is a hugely important topic, and should be treated with respect and care for there are too many emotions caught.

As a specialist in child and IT through gradually 8 years of age, I am very interested in all objective research on the subject. Unfortunately we have acquired the habit of throwing us in grams of pseudo-science and prophecies. This study must and will not end the same place.

So, What is this study shows?
between the years 2011 and 2015 has 894 children aged 6 to 24 months participated in a study of the scientific network TARget Kids!. The goal was to find out about 'screen time' vulnerable children's language development based on the 'screens are all over the place'.

“Handheld devices are everywhere these days,” said Dr. Catherine Birken, MD, MSc, FRCPC, the study’s principal investigator and a staff pediatrician and scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Quote from Science Daily

The children's effect was tested in the context of a compulsory test, made by children. A test called ‘Nipissing District Developmental Screen and the Infant Toddler Checklist’, whose purpose is to discover children's language development or delay it. Here is one of the questions: 'Say your child 20 words or more '. A standard as before 2011 hed 5 words.

The parents themselves, which answers these test questions in connection with the child's 18-month study, which is standard practice in Canada. Comparison with Danish conditions can be found at this guide from Fureso municipality.


Will 30 minutes do 49 % difference?

The study showed, at 20 % of the participating children had an average consumption of handheld devices on 28 minutes.
The test also showed, that the more ‘screen time‘ infant exposure, the greater the delay was in the child's verbal communication skills. Not in their capacity for social interaction or bodily expression.
The report concludes, that for every 30 minute screen time a child under 2 years, he the 49 % greater chance of, the child developing speech later than normal.

The conclusion is, however, initial, stresses Dr. Cathrine Birken, study spearheaded by the Canadian team of scientists and doctors behind:

“It’s the first time that we’ve sort of shone a light on this potential issue, but I think the results need to be tempered (because) it’s really a first look.”

Quote from CNN

The experts change their minds

It is worth pointing out, at American Academy of Pediatrics, which until last year rejected all use of screens for children under 2 years of age, has changed its mind and now recommend 'quality apps with adults'.
AAP otherwise has for years been a fierce opponent of the children and Technology, so their easing says a lot about, what developments are constantly going on in the area.

So – we should be worried?

My answer is no but ...
There has been a huge development in the handheld technology of the time, where scientists have been underway. They put into just about implementation of the iPad 2, which helped to make the touch screen everyone's lives. Our approach to technology has been characterized by our own enthusiasm for the new possibilities, we completely without information have plunged us into.

My but appears here, where the consequences of our lack of knowledge has undoubtedly created problems with our development – regardless of age.
Especially our young children are incredibly sensitive to all inputs. Therefore, it is not hard to imagine, that parents have acted negligently when it acted on their children and the new digital media.

Not vexatiously, but lack of knowledge.


generations, who have never known another

Generation Alpha, as the children born after 2010 called, have never known a world without the technology, which is everywhere.
Their parents have tried their way with them, and it is only now, that we are about to have roughly evidence, what passive consumption of media for children can do the damage.
There we however take decades before, that we know what it's done to generation Alpha and generation Z before.

If we use our common sense is the following, however, clear:
No child is able, to understand the world without, it is translated by adults. They have no prior knowledge of what they are born into, and must be guided. children must digitally educated from today 1, whatever the parents of prior experience.

Exactly why the 20 % children have developed fewer verbal language skills than their peers, is hard to say. If they have experienced much interaction with the screen and less with people, it is quite natural.
I will with my experience shooting at, there are several reasons behind the child's technology use thereby affecting its development.
'Monitor time’ alene – a term I would like to have stopped as soon as possible – can hardly cause so much delay in child development.

I may be wrong, but time will tell. In the meantime, we turn cold water in the blood and provide, that our children do not use technology without adult participation.
It is almost always our use or misuse, the underlying issues in the development of both large and small.


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