Board Games further advance a child’s education, teaching them basic life skills about teamwork, patience, and how to win and lose gracefully and has been proven to accelerate brain stimulation in children and adults alike and aid in language development.
“Adults in the UK spend an average of six hours and 25 minutes on their phones, TVs and laptops each day during lockdown. Whereas 41% of parents of 12 to 15-year-olds find it hard to control their child’s screen time” – OFCOM
There are numerous activities you can engage in as a family, away from the screens.
A good example would be establishing a family game night in your home. Depending on your schedules, it can be one night a week or over the course of a weekend. Where all gadgets and devices are stored away safely in the Tech-Break device as the family time commences. An added bonus, as this will also prevent cheating!
“I love how Tech Break keeps the devices out of sight, out of mind for an hour, bedtime, or what I suggest in my book, a full day each week.”
Recently the team at Tech-Break HQ spoke with a child psychologist, Dr Amanda Gummer (Child Development Expert & Psychologist), about the worsening problem of tech addictions, the effects it is having on the family and the power of Tech-Break.
Recently the team at Tech-Break HQ spoke with a child psychologist, Rachael Kent (Lecturer in Digital Economy & Society Education, King’s College London), about the worsening problem of tech addictions, the effects it is having on the family and the power of Tech-Break.
Although today’s technology has helped children gain access to their own educational resources online and enabled adults to adapt their every-day lives working from home – time spent on technology gadgets has simultaneously gone through the roof posing detrimental effects to children and young adults alike.
Family life as we used to know it was already broken in a very high percentage of UK homes caused mainly by the extreme overuse of mobile phones, tablets, PC and video game consoles. However, after the COVID 19 outbreak, things just got steadily worse. School closures and Lock Downs meant that inevitably, everyone and kids in particular spent even more time on their tech products.