Blame Society, Not the Screen Time | NYTimes.com

Great piece by danah boyd, who’s come to similar conclusions as Jason Kottke about ‘screen time’ actually being a super-social thing for teens to do:

This is why many of our youth turn to technology. They aren’t addicted to the computer; they’re addicted to interaction, and being around their friends. Children, and especially teenagers, don’t want to only socialize with parents and siblings; they want to play with their peers. That’s how they make sense of the world. And we’ve robbed them of that opportunity because we’re afraid of boogeymen.