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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Beware of Screen Time


Talking Technology (Screen Time)

Too much of anything can be a bad thing. Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain. Also, electronic screen syndrome is a scary fact facing our digital society.

Illuminated Bookshelf

The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz Tackles the issue of screen time without shaming parents into submission. A good start to the discussion.
Common Sense

Engaged Nation 

Tech industry insiders and children’s media watchdogs have launched a Truth About Tech campaign, pushing to create ethical standards for tech companies, lobbying for government regulation and government-funded research on the effects of all these screens, and advocating digital literacy curricula in schools. 
Current Events | via Thrive Global "Silicon Valley Execs Are Banning Their Kids From Using the Devices They Created"

Also, check out PBS FRONTLINE’s , two-night investigation of Facebook "The Facebook Dilemma" (Oct. 29-30)

Tools You Can Use

Apple and Google have built their own tools to tell you how much time you waste on your smartphone or tablet, as well as features that help you reduce screen time. Read More via BGR

6 Tips To Reduce Screen Time

  1. Set a Good Example 
  2. Set Screen Time Limits 
  3. Create Screen-free Bedrooms 
  4. Make Meal Time = Family Time (Screen Free Zones)
  5. Provide Other Options instead of Screens
  6. Do Not Use Screens As a Reward

How are you doing with management of screen time in your home? Drop a tip.

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