Toddler TV's Impact on Later Success in School

A follow up to our

Virtual Reality is Sensory Deprivation
The Emerging Technology Disaster in Early Childhood Education


Commentary by Michael Mendizza
On Fast Companies’ Article - A is for App

see: https://ttfuture.org/files/2/pdf/mm_A%20is%20for%20App.pdf

Themes: 
media
sensory deprivation
television-computers

Virtual Reality is Sensory Deprivation

The Emerging Technology Disaster
in Early Childhood Education


On Fast Companies’ Article - A is for App
See: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/144

To the Editor of Fast Company, Anya Kamenetz, the author, and Paul Kim, CTO, Stanford University School of Education, quoted on the cover.

Just look at Eliana and Germma Singer on the cover, both age three – so cool, so hip, learning their ABCs on the iPhone - the next Technopolitan cover girls. Next to them bold – red “The Real Smart Phone Revolution, How Tech Is Making Kids Smarter Everywhere.”

Sirs and madam, technology cannot and does not make kids smarter. Nothing can be further from the truth. Intelligence is innate, not learned or accumulated, and universally present in every cell of the body and all of nature. To suggest that an iPhone will improve this vast innate intelligence is dehumanizing. How dare you? 1, 2

Themes: 
media

The Supreme Court and You

mendizzaAs you know, yesterday the Supreme Court shredded campaign finance laws and lifted corporate spending restrictions. The reasons I believe everyone should be concerned about this dramatic act, the latest in a very long and continuing pattern, are best described by two people I respect: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Jerry Mander, author of The Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, In the Absence of the Sacred and A Case Against Globalization.

Themes: 
democracy
freedom
media

Pages