Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged

(CNN)When it comes to screen time, parents should start worrying less about the amount of time their teenagers are online and instead focus on the quality of the content.

In the age of online classes and Zoom friends and family meetups, the quality of teen content is more important than ever, according to a report by Common Sense Media released on Wednesday.
"All screen use is not equal, especially at a time when other avenues of connection and learning are shut off," said Michael Robb, an author of the report and senior director of research at Common Sense Media.
    Digital media should be used as a "social safety net" for adolescents to interact with friends and bond with family members who they can't see in person, he said.