Whether or not screen time has historically been something you worry about, you’ve probably observed that once it became clear we’d be carrying out most of our lives through screens, the screen time experts got real quiet. A few months into the pandemic, though, they re-emerged with retractions and hot takes like: “I Was A Screen-Time Expert. Then Coronavirus Happened.” For so long, “experts” were sounding major alarms about the Big Bad Wolf they called screen time, with some even saying it destroyed a generation. But as months of Zoom socializing, remote work, and distanced learning have demonstrated, it takes a lot more than doomscrolling through some blue light to destroy a generation. Once so maligned, it’s screens that have actually given our lives some sense of normalcy during this extremely abnormal time.
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