Helping Our Children Manage Digital Distraction & Media Multitasking
What is media multitasking?
Media multitasking is not a new concern. “Surfing the web” has become a favorite pastime for adults and children, allowing us to procrastinate work and school assignments, fill hours of our day, or battle bouts of sleeplessness. Yet the constant digital distraction that has us clicking between websites, social media, work and school assignments, and other media has a significant neurological impact on our cognitive control, executive functions, and job or academic performance.