Be Aware | Protect | Prepare
iWISE™ exists to promote healthy screen use through education, consultation, counseling and technical assistance to parents, youth, and others utilizing sound research, quality materials, professional experts and common sense.
Screen Health Defined
Human beings now spend more time each day staring at screens then they do sleeping. The effects of this are just beginning to be seen and the forecast for long term harm is alarming. As we become more knowledgeable we will certainly adapt and evolve both the technology itself and the way we utilize it. People across the planet are working to address these issues to protect the health of our society as a whole. But it will take time and there will be obstacles from those who fear losing freedom or profits. In the meantime, there are things we can do on an individual level to help protect the health of ourselves and our loved ones.
Internet pornography is a multi-billion-dollar industry that thrives off of the innocence and instinct of human beings. With just one click a child can be traumatized emotionally and left with a negative perception of sex, love, relationships, and their body.
Violence and Video Games
An individual diversion that started with silly cartoon animals (think PacMan, Qbert, DonkeyKong) has evolved into a full social immersion where children are rewarded for behaving in explicitly violent ways that would be considered deranged and criminal in the real world (think COD, GTA, Mortal Kombat).
Digital Disorders Addiction
Though professionals debate terminology, the reality is that people’s lives are changing because of our relationships with screens. Chemical bursts in our brains and subsequent feelings of pleasure are causing many to spend more and more time with their electronic devices frequently ignoring negative consequences and the world around them.
Sitting and staring is changing more than just our minds, our bodies are being affected as well. A whole new system of symptoms and syndromes are being identified and diagnosed with links to screen usage
Are you iWISE? What about your home? Your School?
Trusted Resources to Be Aware, Protect, PrepareEducational Resources
We can no longer afford to keep our heads in the sand. Our children need us to get informed and get involved.Read More
We make our children wear seat belts and helmets to decrease potential harm in the real world. Why wouldn't we do the same in the virtual one?Read More
It's our responsibility as the grown-ups to prepare our children for life's potential dangers by educating and guiding them to make healthy choices.Read More
THE WHATS AND WHYS OF BEING IWISE
When I was a child I was called 4Eyes, Teacher’s Pet and various other names that caused me a lot of emotional pain. As we all know, kids can be mean. But, since the advent of the internet we have come along way from “fatty fatty 2 by 4.” Today, […]
Need help talking to your kids about PORN?
Because exposure to pornography is pretty much inevitable these days, our kids need us to prepare them for it. Porn’s addictive nature, the way it can alter a child’s developing brain, and how it will affect all of their future relationships make these discussions vital to a child’s healthy sexual […]
Be iWise in 2017!
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Talking to Kids About Porn
The birds and the bees talk has historically made many parents nervous. Some will give a child a book and pray they don’t ask questions. Some “let” the school take care of it. While others will prepare and gently answer questions in age appropriate manners as topics arise as teachable […]
Be a Drop – Join the Alliance
If you’ve ever peeked at a puddle to assess if it is raining outside you have seen the effect of one drop. Often referred to as the “ripple effect” the scientific reality is that one drop of water will cause movement to the entire puddle. With this premise in mind, […]
Is Your Public Library iWISE?
As libraries try to stay relevant to the needs of 21st century patrons, many are transforming from a repository for books to a hangout for screen consumption. On a recent visit, I walked through the aisles of computer stations and noted that only 3 of the users appeared to […]
X-Rated SPAM Texts
A Texas mom had had the same mobile number for over 10 years and had never received an inappropriate text, until the following came up: “For live nudity available right now, click here.” Her mind immediately raced to the last known place where she provided her mobile number. Maybe a […]