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Why Google’s Plan for Limiting Screen Time on Android Phones Could Be the Best

By Slate Magazine

Its approach is different from Apple’s and Facebook’sRead full story

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  • Lindsey  Avena
    Lindsey Avena

    It’s a good approach to make things quicker and more accessible, but we have to be honest with ourselves that the navigation isn’t why our time on our phones is so astronomical. This is just obsessive behavior in a habitual way. We’re not used to the idea of being bored, and any time we are, we use our phones like they’re the only things that can entertain. We’re all fully aware of how much time we spend on our tech - it’s just making ourselves realize how damaging it is that’s gonna turn things

    It’s a good approach to make things quicker and more accessible, but we have to be honest with ourselves that the navigation isn’t why our time on our phones is so astronomical. This is just obsessive behavior in a habitual way. We’re not used to the idea of being bored, and any time we are, we use our phones like they’re the only things that can entertain. We’re all fully aware of how much time we spend on our tech - it’s just making ourselves realize how damaging it is that’s gonna turn things around. Even with what Google and Apple are doing, it’s hard to say it’ll make much of a difference.

  • Shanell M
    Shanell M

    This is all well and good, but we need to be honest and admit that it’s just our own lack of self control that leads to excessive screen time. We live in a world where “downtime” is spent on phones, it’s an addiction just like any other addiction.

  • Great idea! yet the issue is not the apps or the devices. The main issue is users who obviously got addicted and for them to use such tools they have to acknowledge that they have a problem of addiction. I cannot believe that the companies are providing ways to limit the use of their products which shows that they are really admitting that their product harms people. I would suggest that they do like cigarettes on each app downloaded should have a health warning if its average test time use is abnormal

    Great idea! yet the issue is not the apps or the devices. The main issue is users who obviously got addicted and for them to use such tools they have to acknowledge that they have a problem of addiction. I cannot believe that the companies are providing ways to limit the use of their products which shows that they are really admitting that their product harms people. I would suggest that they do like cigarettes on each app downloaded should have a health warning if its average test time use is abnormal or high to advice addiction before it happens.

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