Screens, Social Media, and Students

November 29th, 2018 by Peter Marth

The lamp of the body is the eye… (Matthew 6:22)

On average, Trinitas students may not spend as much time on screens as many children in their same age bracket, but they are unarguably more connected to screens than they were ten years ago. Though we are not alarmist Luddites, our parents are mindful of the influence that technology can have on their children. Articles and resources on the topic abound, but here are two that have recently caught our attention:

“A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley” from The New York Times online.

‘No escape’: Teacher’s chilling take on middle school social media goes viral from Today.com

Looking for a tool to evaluate media choices? Try pluggedin.com for reviews of movies, videos, music, TV, games and books.

Finally, how could we end without recommending a book? Several parents have enjoyed Anthony Esolen’s Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child.