Amy Iverson: It's time for parents to be honest with themselves about screen time

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  • B-Real2 Saratoga Springs, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 2:26 p.m.

    There will come a time in the future when we will look back and reflect on this specific time in history as a major shift in a multitude of ways. The smartphone was invented/introduced 10 years ago. Look how much has changed in that time. What many of us view as harmless/normal/descretionary on our devices may at some point be viewed as an addiction/lulled into carnal security/life altering/leading to suicide & depression. Not to mention the still unknown scope of cancers and damage to our eyes due to radiation and the blue light emitting from our devices night and day.

    I hope kids and parents sit down together and define boundaries now. All are affected by this. It’s up to each family to decide what kind of people they will be during this revolutionary time...simply sheep? Or independant minded individuals willing to step away from the new norms and be willing to be scoffed and scorned?

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 1:18 p.m.

    This article is absolutely correct. Teens are spending far too much time on electronic devices.

    As the article states, parents must get control over their teens. Sitting around all day in sweatpants and crocs sending out countless text messages is neither healthy nor productive. Teens must get control over themselves.

    Our society must get control over this problem. There is no time to lose.