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The Debate Over Screens and Health is More Contentious Than Ever

Kids are staring at screens all day. Is that unhealthy? Experts can’t agree.

Illustration: Sophi Gullbrants

Every generation of parents faces its own new challenges. For the current crop of moms and dads — and in the midst of a pandemic, when screen time has in many cases become a necessity, rather than a choice — questions…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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