By Jordan Shapiro
When it comes to kids and parenting, the conversation around digital media and screen time has become boring and predictable. Folks worry about the impact of video games, apps, tablets, and smartphones.
The most absurd paranoid narratives echo the same ones that seem to accompany all technological shifts: that screens will cause physical damage (in this case, either neurological or ocular) to the natural human body. This monstrous fear is animated by the same Frankenstein story that makes up the essential foundation of films like The Terminator—that our own creations will eventually turn on us.