Big Tech vs. Our Kids

August 06, 2019

When it comes to kids and screen time, the tide seems to finally be turning. What was a few short years ago a distinctly minority viewpoint - that time on phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles is bad for children and should be severely restricted - is now gaining ground. Many middle- and upper-class Americans, especially those who have been the creators and purveyors of this technology, now believe, with a reasonable amount of evidence to support them, that screens are a detriment to children’s social skills, ability to concentrate in school, physical health, and emotional well-being.