NPR reported just last week on a study indicating screen time

Even Techies Limit Their Children’s Screen Time

Sure, using tablets and computers can have upsides for children. They can provide, education cheap canada goose for one, or just plain old entertainment value.

But we know there are downsides, canada goose coats too. NPR reported just last week on a study indicating screen time can negatively affect children’s ability to read people’s emotions.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “screen free zones” at home. No more than one to two hours of entertainment media a day for kids, and none for kids under two.

So how do people who work for big tech companies, like Google or Yahoo, approach this with their own children?

Manoush Zomorodi, host of canada goose outlet jackets WNYC’s New Tech City, tells NPR’s Melissa Block that most people who work in the tech canada goose clearance industry do regulate their children’s screen time. canada goose outlet shop Zomorodi’s full show on techies and parenting comes out Wednesday.

Interview Highlights On the late Apple co founder Steve Jobs as a low tech parent

That is what Nick Bilton wrote canada goose uk black friday about recently in The New York Times.. So Nick and I got together to canada goose sort of swap stories about how technologists deal with their kids and screens, and Steve Jobs is really just the jumping off point. So many people in tech are not worried about making sure that goose outlet canada their kids learn to code. They canada goose outlet black friday put very strict limits on uk canada goose outlet the very gadgets and software canada goose jacket outlet that they spend their days developing.

A generation canada goose outlet reviews ago, right, our parents told us, “Take your bathroom break during the commercials,” right? “They’re a waste of time.” canada goose outlet toronto factory And now parents are trying to teach their kids some of the tricks of digital advertising the in canada goose uk shop app purchases, or requiring a login.

But on the whole, most of the tech parents that I spoke to, they seem to be more concerned about that addictive nature that Susan Linn referred too, and they’re less worried about exposing their kids to advertising. I mean, after all, that’s where their paychecks come from, canada goose outlet online uk and advertising is how many of these tech companies fund their less commercial research. So I think they sort of see it as a canada goose outlet online trade off, and that their kids just have to be savvy.

On Sameer Ajmani, a Google engineer from Brooklyn, who had a thoughtful approach to limit his son’s screen time

They recently did a little experiment on their oldest son, 7 year old Nolan. For one week they gave him absolutely no limits on screen time to see if he would self regulate, you canada goose outlet canada know, put the iPad away when he’d had enough.

The experiment, Melissa, was a complete and utter disaster. He binged. So now they have rules about fun time versus educational screen time.

On how Zomorodi’s reporting has affected her own parenting

I Canada Goose online think it’s very interesting that the sort of canada goose outlet nyc guidelines that the [American Academy of Pediatrics] has put out, they specify entertainment screen time. And it makes me sort of start to wonder, is there a cheap canada goose uk difference between educational versus entertainment screen time?

Speaking from experience I have a cheap canada goose 4 year old and a 7 year old and just every day we sort of are grappling this. We don’t have any idea, scientifically, yet, what entertainment or educational screen time is doing to us or to our kids. So for me, at this point, I would rather that my kids watch Mary Poppins or a good old fashioned show with a narrative arc and a lesson at the end, rather than constantly swiping, swiping, swiping at a screen. But just me maybe that’s how a journalist parents.