2020-06-04
Everywhere you turn there are signs of children who suffer from too much screentime. Teachers and employers complain about declining communication skills among children and teens. Doctors everywhere continue to uncover more unpleasant side effects from spending too much time on electronic devices. Friends who are eating lunch together spend half their time absorbed in their phones, and toddlers can use an iPad before they can walk. Technology has become inescapable unless a parent wants to hide out under a rock with their child. Most people are not interested in that sort of life, so the question becomes how much screentime is acceptable? Do your kids get too much screentime?
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You are eating dinner as a family. Your child’s text alert goes off. They…

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Your child is SnapChatting a friend before dinner. When you call them to come sit down at the table they…

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On a weekend, your child spends most of their time…

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Your child talks to their friends primarily about…

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Your child gets most of their human interaction…

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Your child can refrain from checking their phone for… 

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If you let your child keep their phone in their room after bedtime, they will…

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Your result is:

Cyborg

Your child and their phone have fused to become one. Phone and child have become inseparable, and you could very well have a case of smartphone addiction on your hands. Your child needs to find hobbies and interests that don’t involve their phone, and they need to have in person interactions with their friends. If you don’t put a stop to the unhealthy attachment to their phone, your child might end up developing some serious emotional issues later in life. 
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Your result is:

A Few Wires

If you look closely, you’ll see a few wires on your child where they have started to fuse with their phone. They haven’t reached the level of an addiction yet, but they always have their phone within arm’s reach. They use it for practical purposes, but it’s also their first choice of entertainment. You don’t have a serious problem on your hands yet, but you should help your child find other activities they enjoy that don’t involve their phone. Encourage them to unplug for a while.
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Your result is:

Totally Human

Congratulations! Your child is completely human! There are no electronic bits that have fused to them. They use their phone to make plans to meet in person and for other basic purposes such as checking the weather. They prefer to spend their time learning, creating or playing instead of staring at a blue screen. You’ve done a great job helping them avoid an unhealthy attachment to their phone or computer. Keep up the good work!
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