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1st July 2019

The sky is the limit

IN the ten-plus years since Professor Tanya Byron's Review of Children in a Digital World, the first warning bells she sounded about the impact of the digital revolution on children's interaction with the natural world have grown into a deafening tocsin.

The term Nature Deficit Disorder - coined by American author, Richard Louv, in 2005 - has now been widely taken up to describe the detrimental effects, on physical and mental health, of children's disengagement from nature.