The Dangers Wii

Hi Sharon,

I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and sensory specialist with expertise on the impact of technology on child development and academic performance. I’d like to comment on your request for information regarding the effects on Wii on children.

Children need to engage in 3-4 hours per day of rough and tumble play to gain necessary movement, touch and human connection. Attaining these critical factors allows adequate development of a child’s sensory and motor systems needed for entry level foundation skills for school. Lack of these critical factors is causing low postural tone, poor coordination and inability to maintain arousal states necessary to pay attention and learn.

Wii and repetitive strain injuries are the tip of the iceberg.

I’ve included a Fact Sheet with referenced research, as well as a graphic on the impact of technology on critical factors for child development.

Let me know if you’d like an interview and we can book a time.

Have a GREAT day!


Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT, Approved Provider AOTA
CEO Zone’in Programs Inc
6840 Seaview Rd.
Sechelt, BC V0N3A4
604-885-0986 office, 604-885-0389 fax
email crowan@zonein.ca
website www.zonein.ca