Judith Barrera, Goldens Bridge
Katonah Connect: Do you think you’re addicted to your phone and/or social media?
JB: Not me, but my kids – they’re addicted to their phones. I have two boys, and it’s like they’re on their phones all 24 hours!
KC: Do you think it’s okay for kids or teens to be on their phones so much?
JB: I don’t like it. I want the kids to put it away and start reading because reading is so important for kids. Now, a lot of kids don’t want to read, they only want to stay on their cellphones.
KC: How can we change that?
JB: There should be rules for kids that say, “OK, one hour on the phone, then go play, go out, go read.”
KC: What apps are your children addicted to?
JB: My boy in high school likes videos and music, especially Spotify. I’ll try to talk to him, but there are those two things in his ears.