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From the Editor...
Disconnect.

For those with children (of all
ages), it is even more important
to control family screen time -
including that of the parents.
Kids see what their parents do
and want to follow suit.

With the ever-increasing
need to be connected to the
outside world at all times, we
have become attached to our
electronic devices. Cell phones,
computers, tablets and the like
are so integrated into our daily
lives that it is nearly impossible
to have a conversation without
one of the participants
Jason R. Weiss
checking on the many notifiEditor, Bucks Writs
cations received. Addiction to
technology and the need for
constant interaction and instant gratification are causes
for concern - so much so that medical professionals are
developing treatment plans including behavioral therapies.

Many years ago, I could not wait to get home, turn on my
computer, listen to a minute of strange noises while the
modem connected, and hear "You've Got Mail!" Today,
I am thrilled if none of my household devices dings or
vibrates for an entire meal. While I am a big proponent of
how technology can help individuals and society as a whole,
dependency on these devices is an unwelcomed side effect.
For those with children (of all ages), it is even more
important to control family screen time - including that
of the parents. Kids see what their parents do and want to
follow suit. Thus, I am taking this opportunity to advocate
for "disconnecting" from your devices. Have a conversation
with your family while you have dinner and leave the tablets
in another room. Go outside and enjoy the summer with
family and friends and leave the phone inside. Although
you might feel naked without it, your electronic world will
still be there when you return.

Many years ago, I could not
wait to get home, turn on my
computer, listen to a minute
of strange noises while the
modem connected, and hear
"You've Got Mail!" Today,
I am thrilled if none of my
household devices dings or
vibrates for an entire meal.

Unplug and be present in the moment. 
- Jason R. Weiss

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