The accompanying photo shows what kids on the tiny island of Grenada do: They hang out. It’s a third-world nation in many regards, but the kids seem truly happy and healthy.
Meanwhile, here in the US, screen time, sexting and violence keeps increasing. And one of the few credible and influential critics of that culture just lost its voice. Sad.
Soon, the National Institute on Media and the Family will be without its primary source of funding, and had to hit the “off” button. While there are other orgs and critics out there, few have had as much success battling the $20 billion a year gaming industry and preaching moderation and common sense to families.
Score one more for “Grand Theft Auto,” Facebook and the digitalia industry. Never mind that…
It would be nice to end this post with something clever or hopeful. But like the Institute, I’m suddenly speechless.