Anya Kamenetz wrote a book called The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media And Real Life. Her goal was to find out the best approach to take to tech. Here’s an excerpt from her article on NPR’s All Things Considered:
It’s just plain unsettling to watch a baby in a stroller with an iPad. Especially when his mother is looking at her phone at the same time.
There’s a lot of panic and anxiety and guilt and shame out there about kids and screens. I feel it — all of it — as a mother. And as a reporter I’ve been interested in the intersection of children and technology for many years.
For my new book, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media And Real Life, I set out to answer the question: What’s the best approach to take to tech?
I surveyed over 500 families. I interviewed dozens of experts who study kids and media to find out best practices, based on the latest research.
And I boiled everything down to a slogan, based on Michael Pollan’s famous Food Rules (Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
My version? Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.
Read the entire article at NPR.org and take the quiz to find out what kind of screen time parent you are.