Anya Kamenetz is back on my screen again, this time with an NPR article called Forget Screentime Rules – Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says. Kamenetz interviewed Jordan Shapiro, a Temple University professor who has written The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World.
Shapiro argues that we need to engage in “joint media interactions.” Basically, we need to engage with our kids, share our own media use, and talk to them about the media they are using. It’s not just about “abstinence-only” perspectives that say screentime is bad. We need to mentor our children into ethical use of digital media.
I’ve annotated the article using Hypothes.is. Would love to have you join me in conversation!