Is Screen Time “Digital Heroin” for Kids?

Is screen time digital heroin?

We posted a link on the 106.9 the Light Facebook page to an article by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, “It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies,” and it received the largest reaction of our posts that week. It’s an important topic for parents to know and understand.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Many parents intuitively understand that ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids. We see the aggressive temper tantrums when the devices are taken away and the wandering attention spans when children are not perpetually stimulated by their hyper-arousing devices. Worse, we see children who become bored, apathetic, uninteresting and uninterested when not plugged in.

But it’s even worse than we think.”

Read the full article here.