Reasons for Curtailing Our – and Our Childrens' – Screentime

Continuing on from the previous post in which the deleterious effects that screens can have on children was ever-so-briefly touched upon, the heavy-handed approach of a government – like China's – utilising privacy-encroaching methods to impose limitations on the usage of said technologies would quite justifiably be disagreeable to most people in more democratic countries. So rather than following the example of China's government, perhaps a suggestion made by the long-departed Chinese philosopher Confucius (who may actually have been authoritarian) may be more palatable. As Confucius stated in The Great Digest,

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