Monday, September 17, 2018

Screen Time

The question of how much time children and teens should be spending on screens is a common concern for parents. We live in a technology driven world. Children are immersed in advancements early on, both at home and in the classroom.  But how much is too much? Where is the line drawn between appropriate, helpful, and purposeful time using screens and inappropriate, excessive, and harmful time engaged with screens? 

These resources outline some recommendations and useful information regarding the use of screen time in families. It is my hope that each family can develop an appropriate media plan and can enjoy using technology to advance social-, emotion-, and cognitive-growth, and connection with the world. 

Family Media Plan- American Academy of Pediatrics 

Where We Stand: Screen Time- American Academy of Pediatrics 

Is Screen Time Toxic for Teenagers?- Greater Good Science Center