Silicon Valley: “The Devil Lives in Our Phones.” Why Tech Experts Limit Access to Technology for Their Own Children.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The New York Times recently posted three articles, all written by Nellie Bowles, about the dangers of technology, the risk of addiction. I will post all three today.

One technologist compared tech addiction to crack cocaine.

It is shocking that the same people who are aggressively selling tech-cocaine to America’s children and schools keep it away from their own children.

This is the first in a series.

SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them.

A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a regionwide consensus: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high. The debate in Silicon Valley now is about how much exposure to phones…

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