Working and learning at home has us looking at screens now more than ever. Gone are the days of notebooks, pads, pencils, textbooks, and workbooks. It’s screentime on steroids. Most if not all these items have been replaced with glowing pieces of glass.
There is no doubt technology provides tremendous learning and productivity potential but there are also some drawbacks. When entertainment, communication, work, and learning all collide on a screen. It seems we never look up, except to make sure the spoon does not miss our mouth. We rarely look at anything, or anyone else.
To help you avoid screentime on steroids, here are some resources that may help you, your family, and those you influence to use screen time responsibly and not to become a screen addict.
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