Brings out the interesting corruptness in the American Economy.
I am a parent of 3 girls, all of whom are between ages 14 and 18. I am a hedge fund manager at JP Morgan Asset Management, and are very aware of the screen time debate. The only issue I have with the debate is that my fellow industry professionals keep pushing STEM and computer programming. In order to be good at programming or basically anything STEM based, you have to sit hours at a computer acquiring skill and then sit many hours a day in front of a screen when you get an actual job. I personally use a computer with 6 monitors to monitor transactions and order fillings. The only issue I have with the whole screen time debate is that people my age (I'm 52) seem to not care about screen time if you are using it to somehow provide benefit to the economy. It's almost an aspect of corruptness, and it really angers me to see that basically no one cares about your well being or health when you are working. We as parents only seem to care about leisure activity, and activity that our children use their devices for that is different than what we had as children. If we're going to keep fighting screen time, we need to fight against the STEM, especially computer science/programming industry, and keep consistent with our values.