Please be intentional with your children. Let them know love is not by possessions, likes, comments, views, and what’s going viral on social media. We need to take our children back and the screen time is linked to depression, anxiety, inability to pay attention and think clearly, poor eating habits, and behavioral problems. But it goes further… excessive screen time in children is associated with language delay, poor sleep, impaired functions, and a decrease in parent-child engagement. So this is serious. Put the phone down. Be the model for your children and guide them. If not, Apple and Google will continue to dominate your children.
Bianca Goolsby, MBA is a digital strategist and activist who partners with mission-driven organizations to increase their impact through innovative and effective online communications. She also empowers and equips families to curate safe social spaces for themselves and their children.