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The Good, Bad, & Necessary of Screen Time

REEVALUATING SCREEN TIME IN AGE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING 85% of parents worry about how much time their kids spend online MORE THAN HALF THINK THEIR CHILDREN MAY BE ADDICTED TO SCREENS BY THE END OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SCREEN TIME: THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE NECESSARY Since the start of the pandemic, 66% of children spend more time watching screens 60% 49% 30% spend 3+ hours per day with screens spend 6+ hours online each day - a 500% increase from 2019 are online without supervision for 4+ hours per day Just 34% of children spend more time playing -without screens- than they did before the pandemic From 2015 to 2019, children's daily use of computers for homework doubled In May 2020, 80% of classrooms had switched to remote learning 2x 80% How Much Is Too Much? The Risks Of Too Much Screen Time Developmental Delays Children under 2, who regularly watch at least 1 hour of television daily, show increase risk of cognitive, language, and motor delays The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests a 1 hour limit for children under 6 Social Skills Children who Use screens frequently between ages 2 and 6 may be more likely to develop emotional problems and experience family dysfunction Depression The WHO & The CDC Teens and young adults* who regularly spend long periods on social media exhibit higher rates of depression – and even higher risk of suicide recommend 2 hours or less for children under 18 ages 13-18 and 19-32 THE Screen time can create positive opportunities NEED -O O FOR Connecting with like-minded Exploring wider range of interests/hobbies Кееping in touch with family and friends рeers SCREENS AMID A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, SCREENS ARE AN IMPORTANT TOOL TO CONTINUING LEARNING AND STAY CONNECTED WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY GROWING EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT HOW CHILDREN USE TECHNOLOGY IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOW MUCH TIME THEY SPEND ON SCREENS GETTING THE BEST OUT OF SCREEN TIME Not All Screens Are Equal It's not just about whether you consume any potential digital junk foods, but also your relationship to technology and the role it plays in your family life..We want to avoid using screens to placate tantrums, just like we want to avoid eating 'treats' to calm emotional storms. Watching television has shown more negative effects than gaming or computer use – because children aren't actively engaged HI! For the youngest children, sharing screen time with family members (and talking about what they see) is key to making screen time more active "[O]ne can either be 'participant' or a 'consumer' when it comes tO screen time.not all screen time is 'baď."* JOCELYN BREWER Active Participation Video chats and content creation a psychologist who specializes in the concept of "digital nutrition" Mindless Consumption Streaming vide0 and web browsing *Diana Graber, Founder of Cyber Civics & Cyberwise, Author of Raising Humans In A Digital World Overcoming Opportunity Cost Excessive screen time eliminates time for behaviors of greater value, replacing Real-life social interactions with less fulfilling online interactions Active play and exercise with physically inactive television or gaming Allowing time for boredom creates an opportunity for kids to be creative Over time, these behaviors may even become compulsive or addictive 54% 31% Over half of teens admit they spend too much time on their phone of teens have tried to limitphone use, social media, and video games lose focus at school because they're checking their phone Yet, 56% feel lonely or anxious without their phone Instead of counting the minutes spent in front of a screen Designate screen-free times – like meals, bedtime, and 1 night per week Ensure time is set aside for exercise, family, and other valuable activities Set consistent expectations for screen time that fit your family's needs YOU AND YOUR KIDS CAN ACCESS A VARIETY OF INFORMATION, BUT YOU NEED TO CHOOSE WISELY. BE A DISCERNING AND SMART CONSUMER OF THE ONLINE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. יל SHERRY SKYLER KELLY, FOUnder of PositiviTeens HOW TO MONITOR WHAT YOUR KID SEES ONLINE Use parental Keep screens out of the bedroom Talk about what your child sees online controls A bedroom television leads to more screen time Most technology has easy-to-use features that can help you control what your child has access to, and monitor their activity Even with parental controls, something will likely slip through the cracks and sleep problems Keeping computers in shared spaces makes kids more likely to keep up safe habits – and parents more likely to notice negative interactions Simply directing your child's devices to the kid-friendly version of popular sites can make a huge difference Talking with your child about what they see online, and why some of what they see may be wrong, reduces the impact of negative content ALL SCREEN TIME IS NOT EQUAL. IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC, HELP YOUR KIDS MAKE THE MOST OF INCREASED SCREEN TIME. Sources presented by ubreakifix. BY asurion /dnpao/multimedia/infographics/getmoving.html DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

The Good, Bad, & Necessary of Screen Time

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Screen time can create positive opportunities, but how much is too much? Check out this infographic to see the best tips for getting the most out of your screen time.






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