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Oct 20

Digital Dementia - Current Concerns

Dr. Manfred Spitzer: The too frequent use of digital media reduces the mental capacity of our children

by Dr. Rudolf Hansel, qualified psychologist, Lindau/Germany

  • Psychiatrist and brain researcher Manfred Spitzer warns parents and educators 
  • From digital media to digital dementia 
  • Media usage from toddler to adolescent 
  • A TV screen is neither a good babysitter nor a good teacher 
  • Early childhood television viewing, multi-tasking and attention disorders  
  • Insomnia, depression, addiction and physical consequences 
  • Computers and Internet in the classroom 
  • Media literacy as meaningful as alcohol competence 
  • Digital games affect school performance, social contacts and the relationship with parents and friends 
  • Social Networks: Facebook instead of "face to face" 
  • Media consumption in the home to be limited to the minimum

Oct 10

Resonance - Beings of Frequency

(documentary film) by James Russell (Official)

Comment: This may be one of the most important documentaries ever made. You will need almost 90 minutes to watch the entire film, but it is time well spent. Anyone using wireless devices should watch this film.

RESONANCE is an eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies. 

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in. 

By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend. 

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing. 

Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for more than a second. 

This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically. 

Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural resonance. 

To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the effects of which we are just starting to see and feel. 

Mast Sanity: http://www.mastsanity.org/

Film Synopsis

Oct 1

Electrosmog Bibliography COLLECTIONS

1396 references/links in total

  • Is Electrosmog hurting our wildlife? (149 references)
  • Electrosmog, Fertility and Reproduction (312 references) 
  • Electrosmog and Headaches (48 references)
  • Electrosmog and Breast Cancer (92 references)
  • Electrosmog and Cataracts (61 References) 
  • Electrosmog and Pregnancy (166 references) 
  • Electrosmog, Base stations, Power lines and transmission stations 
  • Electrosmog and Hearing 16 May (39 Refs) 
  • Electrosmog and Autism - A possible link? (10 references)
  • Electrosmog and the Blood Brain Barrier (47 Refs) 
  • Alzheimers, Dementia and Electrosmog (78 references)
  • Electrosmog and male fertility (134 references) 
  • Electrosmog and depression (48 articles) 
  • Literature on Cell Phone Damages 1995 - 2000 (212 references)
  • Science and safety: EMF book list 
  • A Brief Survey of Literature Relating to the Influence of Low Intensity Microwaves on Nervous Function
  • NASA Bibliography of EMF Effects 
  • BioInitiative Report - A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure 
  • Harm from radiofrequency transmissions, April 2012 - see section 5

Sep 26

Moving To Learn is a new website specifically for parents who are struggling with what to do with their kids' use/exposure to high tech wireless technology. Lots of excellent articles and a must for schools and parents concerned about the unintended consequences of our growing addiction (dare I say enslavement) to new technology. A much needed site!

Excerpts from the website:

  • Arousal Addictions - The final frontier for families 
  • Ten reasons to NOT use technology in schools for children under the age of 12 years 
  • From Real to Virtual - The alarming trend toward transhuman behavior in children . . .

Sep 25

Cris Rowan is an occupational therapist and child development expert living in Sechelt, British Columbia. She is the founder of Zone'In Inc.

"Working with families who overuse or are addicted to technology, has been an eye opener into a world of child deprivation, isolation, and neglect. Mom's obsessed with Facebook, and Pinterest, and Dad's immersed in video games and porn, are leaving children on their own to fend for themselves. Seemingly safe and happy hiding behind screens, today's tech families are actually sliding down a slippery slope toward addictions without a care in the world. Thinking they are preparing their young child for the future by handing them a device, today's parents appear oblivious to the damage their deprivation and neglect wreaks on their children. Gone are family outings, regular meal times, naps, and anything that even resembles meaningful conversation. Children are getting lost in the fray of tablets, phones, and endless devices which separate them from the love and attention that determines their very existence.

"Drifting deeper and deeper into the abyss of arousal addictions, the art of parenting is now only an afterthought, if that. Parents either have forgotten what it means to parent, or simply don't care anymore, and their neglected children are falling through an increasingly widening chasm into the abyss. The consequences of child neglect are harsh, both for the family and society in general, and in many cases, are irreversible. Schools plead for more support as they struggle to manage severe behaviours associated with not only neglect, but also prolonged exposure to violent and fast paced media content. As humanity's desensitization to sexual and physical violence intensifies, cyberbullying, fights, swearing, rapes, and violent crimes committed by children escalate. Prolific and unrestricted technology use by today's family has resulted in whole family arousal addictions, indicating we may have reached the final frontier in family dysfunction. . . .

Sep 25

Detachment Disorder - Let's call it what it is

Cris Rowan of Zone'in Inc - Article posted in Moving to Learn (Exploring the Effects of Technology on Children)

"A distressed colleague recently told me that social media is being used to allure and capture young children, pulling them into cartels who then traffic these children for the sex trade. How can this happen, and where are these children's parents? Every time a child is handed a device and not supervised, they are at great risk for online corruption. Violent video games, pornography, bullying, and sexual exploitation are happening to our most vulnerable with precision and increasing frequency. Parents wouldn't hand 2 year old a knife, yet without a second thought, hand them a far more harmful and extremely addictive device. While parents worry about gluten or too much sugar, their children are spending the majority of their waking hours lost in a virtual world devoid of all critical factors for development, behavior and learning.  

"Lacking necessary movement, touch, human connection, and nature, these "detached" children are increasingly referred to physicians for consequent problematic behaviours. Cut loose from their primary attachment figures, the parents, these children are drifting about on a sea of uncertainty, parental neglect, and no rules or structure needed to become socialized and self-reliant beings. Characterised by aggression and poor self-regulation, these often anti-social and developmentally delayed children are increasingly at risk for receiving mental health diagnoses such adhd, aspergers, autism, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. Many are placed on dangerous psychotropic medication, resulting in risk of explosive violence or suicide. As parents and teachers struggle to manage these children, health, education, and social governments face funding shortfalls and impending financial crisis. This article profiles how parental technology obsession and addiction, and consequent neglect and detachment from children, is threatening 21st century child sustainability.

Sep 19

Abstract: Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) include every- thing from cosmic rays through visible light to the electric and magnetic fields associated with electricity. While the high frequency fields have sufficient energy to cause can- cer, the question of whether there are human health haz- ards associated with communication radiofrequency (RF) EMFs and those associated with use of electricity remains controversial. The issue is more important than ever given the rapid increase in the use of cell phones and other wire- less devices. This review summarizes the evidence stating that excessive exposure to magnetic fields from power lines and other sources of electric current increases the risk of development of some cancers and neurodegenera- tive diseases, and that excessive exposure to RF radiation increases risk of cancer, male infertility, and neurobehav- ioral abnormalities. The relative impact of various sources of exposure, the great range of standards for EMF expo- sure, and the costs of doing nothing are also discussed.  

  • Health effects of ELFs 
  • Health effects of microwaves and other RF EMFs  
  • Electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) 
  • Effects on brain and behavior 
  • Mechanisms by which RF EMFs 
  • Characteristics of EMFs responsible for adverse health effects 
  • Specific sources of exposure to RF EMFs
  • Standards and regulation of EMFs
  • The cost of doing nothing 
  • References

Sep 2

Mommy, Pretend I'm Playing a Game on my iPad!

Development expert notes alarming trend toward transhuman behavior in children.

This month's guest post is by Cris Rowan, a pediatric occupational therapist and child development expert based in British Columbia. She is the founder of Zone'In Inc.

Published on June 19, 2014 by Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. in Mental Wealth Envisioning the future has proven to be an effective technique for those children who are obsessed with present pursuits, such as playing video games every waking minute. So, as a pediatric occupational therapist working with these young warriors, I regularly ask them "What do you want to be when you grow up?" A few years back, the response was "I want to design video games"; today, it's "I want to be ________ (a video game character)." The further and further children become immersed in the virtual world, the harder it is for them to cope with the problems and challenges of real life. Everyday life for today's child is fraught with meaningless activity, endless challenges, and people who don't do what they want. Video games are predictable, controllable, and they're an instant star. TV offers them opportunity to pretend they're someone else, seconded by Facebook, texts, and tweets. Google offers an endless stream of facts, just enough to impress attention deficit adults. The result? The desire to escape from the real world to the virtual gets stronger and stronger, as does the desire to become the false image created on Facebook, to become the TV, sports, or gaming character, to become the device, to become transhuman. Meaning "beyond human", transhuman desires are increasingly detected in children who overuse technology, and indicate a need to understand and possibly restrict technology access. When a child prefers a device to a human, there is something gravely wrong and if not addressed, will only get worse. . . .

You can read more of Cris Rowan's articles regarding how technology impacts development at www.movingtolearn.ca/articles

Aug 16

Free Public Wi-Fi in Parks, Schools, Hospitals? (Toronto, Ontario)

Letter from Dr. Hugh Scully to Toronto's Government Management Committee

" . . . As a physician leader in Canada with a great commitment to the health of Canadians, I am very concerned about the increasing evidence internationally that EMR is creating increasing health problems in our population as its use increases exponentially. This is particularly true among children and young Canadians, and teachers [and nurses] who are continuously exposed to wi-fi routers in schools [and hospitals].

"As a cardiac specialist, I am concerned that - 20%of people have detrimental cardiac rhythm sensitivity to EMR. . . .

Councillor Josh Matlow's letter proposing that Toronto implement free Wi-Fi in parks, public spaces and Business Improvement Areas (BIA's).

Aug 1

Understanding Autism

Autism and EMF: The connection between autism and EMF, RF and wireless devices

This is a simple overview of the most suspect environmental factors in autism and an update of a program to systematically eliminate them. All the prime suspects are man-made. Since we created the problem, we can "un-create" it and roll back the epidemic.

Constant Wireless Exposure demonstration  Wi-Fi and Cordless Phones
Wireless Baby Monitor 

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