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Experts today are warning of a growing epidemic that is leading the minds of young Americans.
Completely -- -- From Smartphones iPods ipads and other digital devices -- -- overload.
Is happening on the developing minds of our children.
Back to -- -- as a member of our Fox News medical -- team so a big -- study was done overseas on thousands of children to see how.
Media how digital media everything from you know your iPhone to television -- to guide video games.
How they're all affecting our kids and and the the short answer is TV videos dvds -- -- Iraq.
A few hours today they conclude that that -- lead to conduct problems emotional symptoms.
And relationship problems by the time you're kid is seven.
And no surprise Megan because.
For human contact don't reproduce human contact.
You know over 90%.
Of human communication is said to being non verbal it's that turn of phrase or a look a glance.
If you are disconnected from that.
How -- you -- then proceeded to relationships in a robust honest empathetic way -- you can't because he used to interacting well with machines.
You know the New York Times didn't inching piece on this -- they talked about.
-- mother and her that mother sister who were trying to have dinner at a restaurant and you know they gave their their four year old a seven year old.
An -- just heard iPad to -- entertain themselves of the two women could have a conversation over dinner and -- and I'm sure a lot of parents out there have done this.
-- what they conclude this piece is Wile.
You are not teaching your child.
The art of conversation how to behave among others how to interact with fellow human beings which is often learned at the dinner table.
Absolutely and this is becoming our default not only are default our primary way.
Of conducting interpersonal business listen they're tracking devices now on phones and there will be an increasing number of them such that.
You won't have to look your child in the eye anymore it's here you really going where you say that you're going in -- you promised you be back by 11 PM.
Instead you can just say that but you don't need to really gauge your child's response and whether you have confidence in the boy.
Because you know -- and it checked the iPhone any Howard the other phone.
Bottom line is that short circuits the connectedness -- make somebody not have to be trustworthy because you say well it's in the box so I don't have to inspire trust.
The other thing that they say it's teaching your children is how not to ever.
An un stimulated I mean you know we knew what I grew up doing a lot of being alone and not that stimulated and yet -- lag your friend it.
And just sort of get used to being alone with your own thoughts and try to become an -- person today.
It's all about the video game what can -- learn what's on -- what can stimulate me as opposed to.
May -- doing it.
Correct and the people can't -- alone remember they're the people who are set ups for drug abuse alcoholism.
Because loneliness is uncomfortable I don't wanna feel it.
You need to be OK with yourself.
Loneliness being alone is also the way that creativity is born.
When studies are done of research scientists for instance.
They find that the big breakthroughs in terms of medical.
You know leaps forward -- and other insights they don't come when people are looking at their computer screens.
They come in moments of reflection.
When people are a blue sky -- it did they kick it back having lunch with with their colleagues that's when they have these moments of epiphany.
That turn research and a different direction entirely.
And lead to all kinds of -- well instead what we're doing is saying -- anytime you have a free moment don't let yourself think.
Don't let your mind wander go check your email check your text that's not about creativity that's about accounting for information.
Look for outside stimuli having the Bill O'Reilly have once told me that as he put -- I don't have any blueberry I don't have any Blackberry.
He's that I could telling a -- and I think.
And it -- his credit.
He writes is on show he Dixie dictates his -- -- he thinks about these issues and comes up then you may agree -- disagree what he says but that's how he.
Has the most you know powerful show in all of cable news.
Because that -- -- and even.
Isn't second to threatening new car it's -- -- I myself do it you just are on the way home.
And it's gorgeous outside the sun is shining you're not taking anything in.
Absolutely I agree with what bill set I agree with what you were saying because the bottom line is that these things do they MPS out.
They turn us into technology addicts they make of us data points for commercial enterprises that data mine -- There's a cost for that and the cost is how human you are how connected you can beat other people to the extent that you're connected to machines you're less connected.
To people that's just how it is will eventually admit that the Amish in the -- had a little something to teach us.
They did say that the video games they found perhaps less damaging than TV videos -- dvds.
And the American association of pediatrics discourages media used by children younger than -- doctor outlook thanks for being here.
Mahan thank you take care.
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