Category: Screens

10 Screen-Free Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Child

I know. Your child wants a new phone or tablet or video game for Christmas sooooooo badly. And the sales are irresistible. And all their friends have one, or are getting one, too. How happy they’ll be when they see that shiny new device under the tree! But, oh, how unhappy you’ll all be after ...

Feel Like A Civil War Is Coming? You’re Supposed To.

Do you feel like the world is going crazy? You’re supposed to feel that way. News corporations make gazillions exploiting our fears and making us angry. They make their videos dramatic and attractive so we will keep watching and scrolling and clicking. The “news” about a coming civil war is a tragic example. The media ...

YouTube Kids Isn’t The Babysitter You’re Looking For

Parents: If there was a cute, colorful, friendly robot that would babysit your kids for free, would you use it? What if the robot was programmable by people around the world, so that anyone could teach it new games to play with your kids? What if a company like Google offered this amazing robot, promising ...

Don’t Be Fooled By Facebook Propaganda

Facebook is on the hot seat these days. With claims of being a “living, breathing crime scene,” former leaders who say it is “ripping apart” society, and calls to kill a new product because of its danger to children, all is not well at the world’s most powerful social media empire. In response to recent ...

It’s Not Too Late To NOT Give Your Child A Screen For Christmas

The most powerful corporations of our time have made it cheap and easy for us to give them direct access to the hearts and minds of our kids. They have intentionally designed their devices to be addictive. That’s why they’re cheap; they know once we’re hooked, we’ll habitually return for everything else their advertisers want ...

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Social Media Is Free, But …

Then we freely give back: Our time Our attention Our ideas Our photos, videos Everything we like A diary of our whole lives Unlimited permission to data mine everything we share Our relationships Our future And, because we’re all doing this, they play us against each other. We distract each other, while they keep cashing ...