LISTEN TO THE PLUGGED IN SHOW, EPISODE 136
We’re all probably guilty of saying it. And who knows, we might even mean it: “Wait, I just want to check one thing.”
Thirty minutes later we look up, and we realize that that one thing turned into a whole bunch of things—especially if we logged on to social media.
We may berate ourselves for a lack of self-control. And certainly that character consideration is an important one to ponder, for parents and kids alike. But the fact of the matter is this: Internet content providers and social media platforms are designed to get you scrolling … and scrolling … and scrolling some more. In fact, one of the screentime experts quoted in the documentary The Social Dilemma said, essentially, We’re trying to get you to give us as much...