2018: Time to Re-Consider our Device Addiction


2018 is shaping up to be a year in which we seriously review our relationship with smartphones. We are encouraged by recent news that institutional investors in Apple are pressing the company to consider how they design the devices, looking at ways in which design is geared at keeping us engaged with the phones and asking whether childrens’ best interests are at the forefront of their decision making.

Take a look here for a NYTimes article “It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone” and a Wall Street Journal article “iPhones and Children are a Toxic Pair, say Two Big Apple Investors”.

But there’s much that we can do at home in terms of modeling better behavior for kids. Here are some tips from Smarter Living about holding our necks in better positions and working on eye contact. Just like grandma used to say.