I recently did a talk for parents in Mississauga and in my research came upon this article in Forbes by Jordan Shapiro which speaks to the American Pediatric Society guideline updates. Interestingly, the American Pediatric Society, which had previously limited screen time to a couple of hours, now recognizes that “screen time is simply time”. They definitely advocate for balance and moderation, but their approach has really shifted and makes sense to me.
The guidelines can be summarized as follows:
Seems to me, we need to do very little for this list to apply to the classroom and to education in general.
Can we simply replace parenting with teaching?
How long before our Educational institutions just readily accept that technology and/or social media are “just another environment” and an integral part of teaching and learning?