Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™
Today’s youth has a tendency to be joined at the hip to electronic devices, including TV. According to an article in the June 2017 issue of the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, a combination of increased sedentary behavior (SB) and decreased physical activity places youth at an increased risk for becoming overweight or obese. On average, children and adolescents spend eight hours per day engaging in SB. Children who watch TV for more than three hours a day have a 65% higher chance of being obese compared to children who watch less than one hour of TV per day.
Various features within the home and neighborhood can contribute to children’s SB. Children’s access to TVs may vary based on the location of the device throughout the house as well as parental rules regarding viewing time. The presence of a TV, computer, or video game device in the child’s bedroom increases SB (Tandon et al., 2014; Tandon et al., 2012; Maitland et al., 2013; Atkin et al., 2013). Although, multiple studies have compared parental rules to physical activity behavior, few have examined SB as the outcome variable (Crawford et al., 2010). Rules concerning safety (e.g. “stay close/within sight of the house/parent”) and electronic usage (e.g. “no more than two hours of TV per day”) are examples of what previous studies have assessed (Tandon et al., 2014; Tandon et al., 2012; Spurrier et al., 2008). One study found that rules limiting electronic media usage significantly decreased SB by roughly 8 min per day, and significantly decreased screen time by nearly 38 min per day (Tandon et al., 2014).
Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.
The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.
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