Well-intending parents can drive themselves literally in circles to take their children to and from school, after school activities, sports events, dance class, clubs, church and social events. Things are out of balance.
Children have less free time. Their lives are structured, organized, and timed nearly to the minute. When they are at home, and could be playing (outdoors ideally), they are often tied to electronic umbilical chords. Technology alone is really not the culprit or our worst enemy.
Basic finding: Children are smarter, more cooperative, happier and healthier when they have frequent and varied opportunities for unstructured play in the outdoors.