As parents, we often wonder if we're doing everything we can to protect our children from the dangers of the world. In the digital age, one such danger is the pervasive influence of Big Tech on our families. But what are the real consequences, and how can we fight back?
According to recent studies, 65% of children aged 8-12 own a smartphone, and on average, kids between the ages of 5 and 16 spend 6 hours a day on screens (1). This excessive exposure to technology has been linked to a myriad of issues, including mental health problems, sleep disturbances, and even addiction.
As a mother of two, I can't help but feel concerned about my children's well-being in this tech-driven world. That's why I decided to share my story - a tale of how my family was almost torn apart by Big Tech's ruthless pursuit of profit.
It all started when my eldest, Sarah, was just 11 years old. She had been spending hours on her tablet each day, and we soon noticed a change in her behavior. She became more withdrawn, her grades started to slip, and she was constantly agitated. We knew we had to do something.
After researching the issue, we discovered that Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook were knowingly profiting from children's screen time by designing addictive applications and targeting them with manipulative advertising tactics. It was then that we decided to take action. We joined a group of like-minded parents and became part of the growing movement of mothers fighting for justice against these tech giants.
Their collective efforts led to a class-action lawsuit against one of the biggest tech companies, resulting in a landmark settlement that forced the industry to reconsider its unethical practices. The victory was bittersweet, but we knew it was the beginning of a long battle for our children's future.
As mothers, it's our responsibility to ensure that our children grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. We cannot remain silent while Big Tech undermines the well-being of our families. Together, we have the power to bring justice and protect the most vulnerable members of our society.
So, let's join forces and take a stand against the enemies of our children's happiness and health. It's time for moms to unite and make a difference because the price of silence is too high to pay.