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Posts Tagged ‘screenagers’

Here’s an alternative to banning smartphones in high schools

Over the last several years the commentary on kids and their smartphones has grown exponentially. And with it so has the moral panic. Every adult who’s ever created a Facebook account has opinions on what kids should be doing to overcome their alleged ‘addiction’ to devices that are, in most cases, gifted by parents and…

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Screenager-bashing wont make them happy and sporty

​Another day, another tired old screenager-bashing op-ed by some out-of-touch old white guy – this time one spruiking the state government’s $100 Active Kids rebate in a thinly veiled advertorial for bringing back 1950’s style sporting choices on Saturdays. Beyond failing to cite any research on the apparent link between obesity or suicidality and young people’s…

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