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Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones – really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie.


Before parental ‘screen time’ concerns, there was radio, and even novels

Today’s grandparents may have fond memories of the “good old days,” but history tells us that adults have worried about their kids’ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Study: Many teens – and parents – feel tethered to phones

Parents lament their teenagers’ noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits.


Parents’ technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids, study says

Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …


How much digital media is OK for kids? Seattle experts help issue new guidelines

New guidelines released Friday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and co-authored by two Seattle experts, suggest that media use is nearly inevitable, but it’s up to parents to closely …


Rethinking kids and screen time

Children need interaction to learn. Learning is active; TV is passive. Playing with your friends is active; TV is passive. Discussing things at the dinner table is active; TV is …


Digital eye strain worse for multitaskers, survey finds

CHICAGO – It used to be that staring at a computer screen all day was bad for your eyes. Now we interrupt that staring to look at our smartphones, smartwatches, …


House Call: Reducing screen time has host of benefits

When my daughter was 3 years old, she came home from preschool talking about zombies. What bothered me was not that her classmates had taught her a word that I …