The screen time "problem"

We’re told that too much screen time hurts our kids. Where’s the evidence?:

However, in a world witnessing ecological destruction, political polarisation and growing social divides, should fears about technology really occupy the limited space in the forefront of our minds? Concerns about smartphones might fade away in the coming decade, just as anxieties about video arcades, Dungeons & Dragons and Elvis’s hips did in previous generations.

I remember the D&D panic, as a gamer in the 80s. It seems ludicrous now, doesn’t it?

The whole “screen time” idea is as meaningless as “paper time”. What you are doing with that screen time is the issue, not the existence of the time itself.

Adam Tinworth @adders