Adam R. Holz on The State of Our Screen Usage in 2021

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Once upon a time, new year’s resolutions almost automatically involved goals like shedding holiday pounds, exercising more or whipping our budgets into shape. These days, though, there’s another category that might be getting some attention in your home: our screen time.

Since smartphone usage became nearly universal a decade ago or so, we’ve recognized excessive screen time as a grown problem — both for tweens and teens, and for adults.

Then came COVID-19. Some of us had kids come home for spring break last year, and they never went back to school in person. Many of us have pivoted toward doing our jobs at home. Whether we’re talking about adults working or kids learning remotely, though, there’s one common denominator: even more time spent on screens.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Adam R. Holz

Adam R. Holz is director of Plugged In, Focus on the Family’s media, entertainment and technology review website. Adam and his wife are currently raising three children. When they manage to get all the screens turned off, they enjoy a good game of Scrabble.

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