Last week was National Screen Free Week, an opportunity for children and their families, schools, and communities to turn off screens . . . and turn on life. Sponsored by The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the week is a fun and innovative way to improve children’s well being by drawing attention to the amount of time the average kid spends in front of televisions, video games, and other electronic distractions.
As Rebecca Hains, a childrens media expert and Christian Science Monitor blogger, pointed out, it’s also a chance to reset often deeply engrained media habits….