If you're a parent and you're confused about screen time, you're not alone. We took a look at the recommended time limits and compared them to stats for actual screen use by age—and the results are interesting!
Rather than counting screen time, assess what kinds of screen experiences your kids are having. Prioritizing the three C's—connection, creativity and cultivation—we can give our kids the best that technology has to offer.
Screen time for kids is a confusing issue, and many parents aren't sure what to make of it. By taking a page from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, we can learn some valuable lessons about screen media today.
My hope is to help parents have productive conversations around tech in their families. Screen Captured explores the difference between positive screen time for kids—which is educational, creative and connecting—and screen capture, which uses manipulative mechanisms to keep us scrolling forever.
For kids, it’s not just a question of how much screen time is healthy. It’s a question of what type of screen time is healthy. Learn to spot the common tactics tech companies use to hook us—and help your kids avoid the worst of them.