It has become incontrovertible that parents worldwide have all but lost control of their children’s use of digital smart devices. Research shows that parents’ attempts to reduce their children’s screen time are largely unsuccessful because of their inability to constantly police their children’s behavior and the addictive nature of these devices. One global study reported that many children spend seven or more hours on devices per day, amounting to almost half of their waking lives being wasted on screens. The myriad health problems resulting from compulsive and uninterrupted device use among children —including addiction, learning and social deficits, mental illness, obesity, diabetes, and myopia —require effective and scalable interventions urgently. Read More