The Parent Child Connection
Assiniboine North Parent Child Coalition
177 Birch Ave. East
Phone number 204-764-4232
Fax Number 204-764-2379
Zone’in Fact Sheet
A research review regarding the impact of technology on child development, behavior, and academic performance.
Infants watch 2.5 hours per day of TV, children use 7.5 and teens 9 hours per day of entertainment technologies (cell phone, TV, internet).
39% of parents use 11 or more hours per day of screen media during their leisure time.
30% of children will enter kindergarten developmentally vulnerable.
25% of children are obese in Canada, 30% in the U.S.
14.3% of children in Canada have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
Canada is 13th and U.S 27th on world stage in math, science and reading (2012 PISA), and half of grade eight students do not have job entry literacy.
Elevated background TV exposure over time increases behavioural scores of 18-month-old toddlers.
The ways in which we are educating and raising our children with technology are no longer sustainable.
Nobody's Perfect, Positive Discipline, Circle of Security, Shake Rattle and Roll, Rhyme Times, Rock en Read
Russell, Birtle, Shoal Lake, Oakburn, Hamiota, Rivers, Minnedosa, Erickson, Forest, Neepawa, Carberry, Douglas
Supported by Healthy Child Manitoba-"Putting children and families first"
•Delivers the following programs: Nobody's Perfect, Positive Discipline, Circle of Security, Positive Parenting
•Offers community grants that support programs like Shake, Rattle & Roll, Rock & Read, Nobody's Perfect, Rhyme Time
•Has Activity Kits available for Nursery Schools and licensed Daycares to borrow
•Healthy Steps newsletter
•Training opportunities for child care providers and community facilitators
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