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Jul 30, 2015

In this episode, we talk to a leading expert who helps us understand the extent of the problem and what parents and grandparents can do to make sure their kids use technology in a responsible way,

But first, we answer a listener's question about Internet access in rural areas where cable and cellular high speed access is not available or affordable. PC Mike talks about Home Satellite Internet access, recommending a service called Wild Blue https://www.wildblue.com/

In News of the week, we talk about:

-Windows 10 and our take on the=is new and much improved operating system. Should you get it? What's so great about it? 

-China wants to reduce U.S. I=influence on the Internet. What does this mean to you?

- The dangers of taking selfies while driving.How common is this practice? You will be stunned by the stupidity of so many.

In our Apps of the Week we look at fun geocaching apps to help you enjoy the outdoors.

And out main discussion topic on Screen Time and Internet Addiction among kids, we talk with PC Mike Producer Andrew Dieterich, who then interviews his two young daughters on their Interbet habits.

And our main interview is with Dr.Dimitri A. Christakis of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, a leading experts on the effects of screen time and media on young people.

He discusses:

-How much Internet use is too much?

-How to tell if your child is addicted to screens and the Internet?

-What limits should be put on Internet and screen use for young people?

-The healthy uses of screens and technology

-What a sensible "media l=diet" looks like for kids

 

Complete show notes at http://pcmike.com/26

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