Digital devices blamed for creating a generation of ‘glow kid’ addicts

first_imgStuff 8 October 2017Family First Comment: Interesting! We actually raised this concern with our report in 2015 – which at the time, the media and the Children’s Commissioner scoffed at. But we’ve been proved right.Read our report who spend too much time on their digital devices are at risk of developing neurological disorders, a high school is warning parents.While many schools embrace learning through laptops and tablets, Palmerston North Boys’ High School staff penned a letter to parents citing warnings from American psychologist Nicholas Kardaras.“Exposure to technology is essential for our young men,” the school said in the letter.“However, it is essential the manner in which they are exposed to this technology is controlled and monitored so that the benefits are not diminished by the proven negatives.”“There is an increasing amount of clinical research correlating screen time with disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and increased anxiety.”Kardaras coined the phrase “glow kids” to describe the generation of children and teens growing up immersed in digital technology, and lit by a screen.Computer games and websites are designed to be appealing and addictive. His findings, based on clinical evidence, shows this addiction could be as harmful to the developing brain as cocaine addiction, but is more difficult to cure.READ MORE: read more

VAT Wonder Goal: Wikki’s Ahmed Donates Prize to Almajiri School

first_imgAhmed Usman, a former Almajiri (street kids) who won the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 24 VAT Wonder Goal award has nominated a Youth Rehabilitation Center in Bauchi as his preferred Charity and went on to describe the award as the high point of his season at Wikki Tourists. The player popularly called Manu expressed the hope that the recognition will motivate him to achieve more in his career.In line with the charity theme of the award instituted by the League Management Company (LMC) the player nominated Mallam Kawu Youth Rehabilitation and Orphanage Centre in Bauchi to be the beneficiary of 50 percent of the prize money.“I chose Mallam Kawu because it is a centre that gives the orphans the Almajiri system of education. I was an Almajiri myself and this is why I still identify with them. I hope my donation will help take care of those orphans”, Ahmed told It has been a long lane to honours for Ahmed whose football path has led him through local clubs in Bauchi including Zabgai FC and Yankari FC but he reserved a huge appreciation for Wikki’s new coach, Bala Nikiyu for granting him more playing time on the pitch than he had ever had previously.Ahmed has four goals to his name so far this term but the Match Day 24 goal against Niger Tornadoes in a 3-1 win for the Tourists has had him in national focus and the player said shortly after the ceremonial presentation of the N150, 000 prize money the goal which was his second of the season will mark the beginning for more.“I feel so happy for winning the VAT Wonder goal award. That was my second goal of the season and I hope it will be the beginning of good things to come for me as a player” said Usman who had since doubled that tally in four other games.While dedicating the award to his team mates and club supporters, the forward promised to do more to help the team strengthen their quest to retain a place in the NPFL. And to his coach, he expressed gratitude for allowing him a free role to express himself and providing the tutorial that has boosted his confidence on the pitch and improved his game.“I wouldn’t have achieved this award without the support of my teammates and our fans. I dedicate this award to them.“I also thank coach Nikiyu. He has always told me to be adventurous especially whenever I am in the box, that I should try and penetrate and that if my effort does not go inside the net, somebody will be there to finish it.“I am enjoying this moment. It is my high point of the season so far and I hope to do more”, he promised.The VAT Wonder Goal is supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) to promote tax education and enrich club-community engagement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more