In the last few weeks, articles have been swirling online about Silicon Valley parents banning all screen time for their children, including this New York Times article from October 26. (Blocked by the paywall? Click here.) Some parents who work in the tech industry have decided that the products they create are not safe for children, even in small doses--even if the child is simply observing, not actually using the device.
So, where does the Oakland Public Library stand on screens for kids?
First and foremost, we believe all parents want the best outcomes for their children, and we support families choosing for their own children whether--and how much--they use