How Kids and Screen Time Debate Morphed in Pandemic

Ever since Socrates complained about the written word ruining memories, people have been wringing their hands over the potential harms of technology. But Socrates never had to worry about what to do with the kids during a pandemic. Parental panic about attention-sapping “screen time” warping child development was swept aside by the necessity of plugging in for school and play as families were forced into quarantine. What’s emerging is a more nuanced debate about how children can navigate new tec