Do We Need To Defend Screen Time for Kids?

The Boston Globe – Heather Hopp-Bruce

Let’s start a discussion between parents about screen time, one that doesn’t begin with guilt-inducing decrees, such as the two-hour daily limit proposed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Few families have the luxury of “protecting” their children from all screens, so why shame them or pretend otherwise? It’s time to seriously consider how to prepare our kids for a digital future instead of vilifying it.

A first step is to move the conversation away from how much screen time to what kind of screen time. What if we divided screen time into three categories: creative, interactive, and passive, then further divided our best content by skill-building, educational, and entertainment? Read More