Limit Screen Time

Whether you know it or not, most if not all of us engage from time to time in what’s known as ethnographic research. Ethnography is the study of people in their social environments through the practice of observation. Your own engagement in ethnography has no doubt revealed just how attached we human beings are to our smartphone screens, even from the youngest of ages. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children ages eighteen months and under should not be allowed to engage with screens. Children from ages eighteen to twenty-four months should engage with screens slowly. And children ages two to five should be limited to an hour a day. But researchers have found that eighty-seven percent of children have daily screen time which exceeds these recommendations. We are just now learning the effects of screen time, and we do know that the more time we spend, the more we become attached to our devices. Are you pushing back on digital dependence in your home?