Computers will rot your children!
Or . . . possibly not.
Headcase zipped across to Channel 5 News recently, to talk about the potential negative effects on children’s mental health of using computers, tablets and that Most Dreadful Thing, social media.
As ever with these stories Big Bad Uncle Media likes to whip everyone up into a cold-sweated frenzy of panic, hatred and terror, by throwing words like ‘children’, ‘computers’ and ‘mental health’ into the same sentence, adding a fiery dash of ‘depression’, ‘anxiety’ and 'END OF CIVILISATION' into the cocktail of fear for good measure.
Luckily, there are ways to talk about it sensibly, and to identify the messages that are useful, not hysterical and over-blown.
Feel free to comment below.
We really don’t mind.
And we promise not to be staring at our screens ALL day…..