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Toddlers on tablets. Pre-teens on Tumblr. Thanks to a variety of factors - from tech companies hungry for new audiences, to school administrations bent on making education digital, to a culture that promotes everyone as the star of their own reality shows - technology is irrevocably a part of childhood, and parents are struggling to keep up. What should be allowed? What should be denied? And, given the ubiquity of technology and its inherent usefulness, what do sensible boundaries even look like? A noted columnist and mother of three, Naomi Schaefer Riley fully understands the seductive nature of screens. For example, an after­noon of finger painting equals enormous cleanup of both house and hands. But an afternoon of iPad games? Just a swipe and a charger.

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Naomi Schaefer Riley

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is the author of "The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians" (Encounter, 2016) .

Her book, "'Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America" (Oxford, 2013) , was named an editor's pick by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of "God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America" (St. Martin's, 2005) and "The Faculty Lounges ... And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get the College Education You Pay For" (Ivan Dee, 2011) .

Ms. Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.

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