Diane Sawyer reports on the Screentime Age

ABC recently aired a 2-hour special with Diane Sawyer documenting the impact of screen time, technology, and social media on families.  

How much time do you spend looking at your phone? If you’re like the average American, it adds up to about 49 days out of the year.

ABC News’ Diane Sawyer spent six months traveling the country and talking to families, teachers, doctors and even tech insiders to put together a two-hour special about how screen time is affecting us and what we can do about it.

Many of the elements of the episode are available below. You can review all of the episode here.

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Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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