Which side of the fence are you on when it comes to screens in the lives of your children?
We all have stories to tell. So as I regularly pose this question to my friends and colleagues I like to stay armed with evidence, and more importantly, other parents’ findings. You may want to read the story by Anya Kaemnetz on NPR this month. she quotes may different people. From a sleep researcher parent, to a pediatrician, to an obesity doctor.
- The obesity doctor has this ‘rule’ in the home: The 5- 2- 1- 0 formula. It’s basically 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. No more than 2 hours of screens. 1 hour of physical activity, 0 sugary beverages.
- The sleep researcher doesn’t allow screens to be used before bed time as t impacts sleep quality and of course sleep time.
Meanwhile the cell phone ban in schools has many advocates, including in France. Would it kill the Ed-Tech supporters? And the one-on-one movement?
What’s your take?