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"Blending scholarly evidence and the experiences of numerous families, The Art of Screen Time is a well-researched and reassuring guide to raising kids in a world where technology is everywhere." -danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
Finally there's a no-nonsense, don't-panic, evidence-based guide to one of the biggest challenges facing parents today: managing a world where screens are everywhere we look.
With this book, Anya Kamenetz--a journalist, an award-winning expert on both education and technology, and a mother of two young children--takes a refreshingly practical approach. She surveys both the experts and hundreds of fellow parents to find out how they really manage screensat home--for their children and themselves. Cutting through a thicket of inconclusive studies and overblown claims, she hones a simple message, a riff on Michael Pollan's well-known "food rules": Enjoy Screens. Not too much. Mostly with others.
Realistic, wise, and disarmingly candid, The Art of Screen Time shows us how to set aside our digital anxiety and create space for a happy, healthy family life.



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Anya Kamenetz

Anya is endlessly curious about learning and the future. Her forthcoming book, The Art of Screen Time (PublicAffairs, 2018) is the first, essential, don't-panic guide to kids, parents, and screens. You can preorder it now!Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006) , dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010) , investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015) , is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools. Learning, Freedom and the Web, The Edupunks' Guide, and the Edupunks' Atlas are her free web projects about self-directed, web-enabled learning. Anya is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR. Her team's blog is at . Previously she covered technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She's contributed to The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post and won 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards from the Education Writers Association. NPR Ed won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow award for Innovation from the Radio Television Digital News Association. She appears in the documentaries Generation Next (2006) , Default: A Student Loan Documentary (2011) , both shown on PBS, and Ivory Tower, distributed by Participant Media. Anya grew up in Louisiana, in a family of writers and mystics, and graduated from Yale University in 2002. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.



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