Smart Kids

If I had kids, I’d not allow them to have social media until 16 and a smartphone till either 14 or 16. Sure, they’d try to sneak around it but there’s still a lot you can do without going full authoritarian.

Smartphones and social media (including TikTok) are just too obviously harmful. This is just the same as that I’d attempt to keep my kids from developing a raging meth habit. There’s about the same level of potential harm there, so you must do what you can.

By the way, again, that Nature anti-Haidt piece is just such utter shit. It commits more argumentative and factual errors than Trump speaking off the cuff. There is so much money involved of course Facebook, Apple, et al. will be spewing propaganda from any outlet that will allow it. And Nature hasn’t been worth a damn in many years.