Pram to playground: why are five- and six-year-old students being suspended?

Harman, Yvonne, Caltabiano, Nerina, and Sorin, Reesa (2021) Pram to playground: why are five- and six-year-old students being suspended? International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 28 (1).

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Abstract

This article reviews current literature, exploring the possibility that increased access to digital media and mobile screened devices may negatively impact the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of young children. Furthermore, it argues that the overuse of digital technology devices may be responsible for the rise in undesirable behaviors, leading to school suspensions. The review identified a growing body of research that suggests possible links between screen time and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), addiction to screened devices, lower development of social skills, and poor sleep duration. These are all disorders or conditions that can lead to negative behaviors such as inattention, aggression, depression, and irritation. Therefore, by having a better understanding of the role that digital media and mobile screened devices may have on the expression of behaviors leading to suspensions, it may be possible to make specific usage recommendations to decrease suspension rates in preparatory students.

Item ID: 66956
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2327-8722
Keywords: ADHD, Behavior, Dopamine, School Suspension, Screen Addiction, Screen Time, Young Children
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021, Common Ground Research Networks, All Rights Reserved.
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 00:33
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390304 Primary education @ 80%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160103 Primary education @ 80%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200407 Health status (incl. wellbeing) @ 20%
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