Anya Kamenetz, digital education correspondent for National Public Radio, has some advice for beleaguered parents — so much advice that she has written a book on the subject, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media & Real Life.
Kamenetz shares her insights for a realistic, research-based approach to enjoying screen time with our children in this new edition of the Modern Dads Podcast.
A New York City resident, Kamenetz has previously covered technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She’s contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.
Kamenetz was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post, and received 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association. She also won an Edward R. Murrow Award for innovation in 2017 along with the rest of the NPR Ed team.
In addition to The Art of Screen Time, she has also written the books Generation Debt; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education; and The Test.
Also on the podcast, City Dads Group contributor Whit Honea talks about how he helps his two sons fit technology and screen time into their lives.