School Psych Corner: Does My Kid Have Tech Addiction?
“For 45 minutes to an hour after, it’s just terrible. They’re throwing fits. It’s hard to get them off of it. It’s crazy,” said Kate, about the aftermath of when her son, a sixth grader, has to stop playing video games. And their family doesn’t have a gaming system, nor does her son have a personal smartphone. “We’re not in the trenches yet.”
Many parents, however, identify themselves as deep in the trenches of navigating screen time. With social distancing, stay-at-home orders and remote learning during the pandemic, many caregivers allowed more screen time than usual. Teenagers’ non-school screen time doubled during COVID, and now many caregivers and parents are afraid their kid’s screen time has gone overboard.
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