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NPR's Anya Kamenetz on How To Balance Kids' Digital Diet

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In this photograph illustration a ten-year-old boy uses an Apple Ipad tablet computer on November 29, 2011 in Knutsford, United Kingdom.  (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

As technology increasingly dominates the lives of children, there remains a dearth of conclusive evidence about best practices for parents. Last month, Facebook released Messenger Kids, sparking outrage among child health advocates. Currently, two Apple shareholders are pushing for the company to reprogram the iPhone and iPad to allow for greater parental controls. In “The Art of Screen Time” Anya Kamenetz pieces together scientific research and personal experience to help families navigate their relationships to screens in a digital world. She joins us to discuss the book’s major takeaways.

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Anya Kamenetz, lead digital education correspondent, NPR; author, "The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life"

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