As technology increasingly dominates the lives of children, there remains a dearth of conclusive evidence about best practices for parents. Last month, Facebook released Messenger Kids, sparking outrage among child health advocates. Currently, two Apple shareholders are pushing for the company to reprogram the iPhone and iPad to allow for greater parental controls. In “The Art of Screen Time” Anya Kamenetz pieces together scientific research and personal experience to help families navigate their relationships to screens in a digital world. She joins us to discuss the book’s major takeaways.
Related Links and Resources Mentioned on Air:
- What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out (NPR)
- What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids (NPR)
- Family Media Agreement and Device Contract (Common Sense Media)
- Wait Until 8th website
Anya Kamenetz, lead digital education correspondent, NPR; author, "The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life"