Cris Rowan
A frequent guest on CBC radio, TV, and featured in CBC TV’s Doc Zone documentary “Are We Digital Dummies”, Cris Rowan speaks passionately about how technology is eroding children’s foundations for development and learning. Cris Rowan is a pediatric occupational therapist who has witnessed dramatic changes how children play, resulting in rising levels of obesity, developmental delay and mental disorders. Cris has first-hand understanding and knowledge of how technology has caused profound changes in a child’s development, behavior and their ability to learn. Cris is CEO of Zone’in Programs Inc. offering products, workshops and training to improve child health and enhance academic performance. Cris designed Zone’in, Move’in, Unplug’in and Live’in educational products for elementary children to address the rise in developmental delays, behavior disorders, and technology overuse. Cris has performed over 200 Foundation Series Workshops on topics such as sensory integration and attention, motor development and literacy, attachment formation and addictions, early intervention, technology overuse, media literacy programs, and school environmental design for the 21st century for teachers, parents and health professionals throughout North America. Cris has recently created Zone’in Training Programs to train other pediatric occupational therapists to deliver these integral workshops in their own community. Cris is an expert reviewer for the Canadian Family Physician Journal, authors the monthly Zone’in Development Series Newsletter and is author of the following initiatives: Unplug – Don’t Drug, Creating Sustainable Futures Program, and Linking Corporations to Community. Cris is author of her new comprehensive and research referenced book Virtual Child – The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children.

Entries by Cris Rowan

10 razões pelas quais os aparelhos móveis devem ser proibidos para crianças menores de 12 anos

(19) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 11:20 AM

A Academia Americana de Pediatria e a Sociedade Canadense de Pediatria afirmam que crianças de 0 a 2 anos não devem ter nenhuma exposição à tecnologia, crianças de 3 a 5 anos devem ser limitadas à uma hora de exposição por dia e crianças e adolescentes de 6...

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10 razones por las que se debería prohibir a los menores de 12 años usar dispositivos electrónicos

(22) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 3:56 AM

La Academia Americana de Pediatría (American Academy of Pediatrics) y la Sociedad Canadiense de Pediatría (Canadian Society of Pediatrics) afirman que los niños de hasta dos años no deberían estar expuestos a ningún tipo de tecnología, que los niños de entre tres y cinco deberían tener un acceso restringido...

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Verbietet euren Kindern Smartphones! 10 wissenschaftliche Gründe

(6) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 8:36 PM

Die Die „American Academy of Pediatrics" und die „Canadian Paediatric Society" erklären, dass Kinder von null bis zwei Jahren keinen Zugang zu jeglicher Technologie haben sollten, Kinder von drei bis fünf Jahren auf eine Stunde pro Tag und Kinder von sechs bis 18 Jahren auf zwei...

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10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

(337) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:35 PM

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth...

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La influencia de la tecnología en el desarrollo del niño

(4) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 4:01 AM

Recordar los viejos tiempos en los que éramos niños puede ser útil para intentar comprender los problemas a los que se enfrentan los niños de hoy. Hace solo 20 años, los niños jugaban todo el día al aire libre, montaban en bicicleta, hacían deporte y construían fuertes. Los niños de...

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The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 11:29 AM

Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of...

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