There’s a lot of talk about digital media. Increasing screen time has created worries about media’s impacts on democracyaddictiondepressionrelationships, learning, healthprivacy and much more. The effects are frequently assumed to be huge, even apocalyptic.

Scientific data, however, often fail to confirm what seems true based on everyday experiences. In study after study, screen time is often not correlated with important effects at a magnitude that matches the concerns and expectations of media consumers, critics, teachers, parents, pediatricians and even the researchers themselves

Source: Screen time: Conclusions about the effects of digital media are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong

It’s not the screens, it’s what we’re doing on those screens.

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