It’s no secret that adults and kids alike have become more and more dependent on devices and screens. That’s why some parents are going screen-free for 24 hours from time to time.
Some families have taken it even further and gone completely tech-free.
And it might surprise you who those families are.
In the article “A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley,” Nellie Bowles of the New York Times talks to those closest to the world of technology and finds that many are concerned about the effects of screen dependency on children.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, and Bill and Melinda Gates have put age restrictions on their nephews and their own children with regards to using hand-held devices like smartphones, while Steve Jobs would not let his young children near iPads, his own creation.
Chris Anderson, the chief of a robotics and drone company, says of screens that, “on the scale between candy and crack cocaine, it’s closer to crack cocaine.”
As Silicon Valley is recognizing the harm screen dependency is doing to human brains, more and more no-tech homes are appearing.
Would you consider becoming a no-tech home? If not, how are you managing screen time in your house?