Three problems with the debate around screen time

The debate about children and technology has increasingly captured public interest over the past year, and has been raging for many more. As with anything of this nature, the public conversations about screen time have gradually become more heated and divisive. And in turn, it increasingly feels as though scientific evidence has become a casualty in the process. Just this week for example, we have seen the resurgence of scaremongering stories claiming that social media is leaving children “unable to communicate with each other”. Such claims are pushed into the spotlight in the complete absence of anything that vaguely resembles supporting evidence. ….[READ]