I fear my children are overexposed to technology. Experts say I’m right to worry
The status quo puts the onus on parents to monitor what their children are engaging with when they log on – which puts a lot of strain on us mortals
A significant reason that it’s your job is that your views on what your children may get up to is different from that of other parents.
Thankfully, help is on the way. Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services granted $10m to the American Academy of Pediatrics to establish a National Center of Excellence on Social Media and Mental Wellness. It is part of the Biden administration’s strategy to address an alarming national mental health crisis and has a mandate, according to the press release, to “develop and disseminate information, guidance, and training on the impact – including risk and benefits – that social media use has on children and young people, especially the risks to their mental health”.
Instead of government deciding what your children may see or do. You know, that freedom to raise your children as you, not they, see fit?