Beyond Screens - Managing the Screen Time Dilemma

1 minute read | First published: June 19, 2023
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As long as screens have been around, we’ve been noisily debating how long we should spend in front of them. How much is too much? Is it harmful? What will happen if we don’t have rules? And now with school, socialising and play moving online, it has become even more complicated. What can you do to maintain some structure when you find your family turning tech on and turning off normal screen time rules?Here you’ll find some guiding principles and tips for parents who have kids that are becoming independent in their technology use. They might be between the ages of 8-13, perhaps they just got their own smartphone, or they have a new interest in exploring it and expanding their tech use with friends and away from parents. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see a breakdown of younger ages.

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