Screen can be best described as the amount of time spent looking at a screen such as TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and video game consoles. Screens are used for work, education and leisure. For many of us they are essential to our daily life!
But now more than ever we are drawn to our screens. Screen time for both adults and children have increased throughout the pandemic for connection and communication.
Balancing screen time for children is a constant challenge for parents … and home learning has made this more complex.
Small amounts of screen time can be useful and enjoyable for families. It can offer time for children to connect with others, be creative and learn. It may be educational, especially in a school setting.
Research on the positive and negative effects of screen time on children is emerging.
According to The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network these effects include:
So, how can parents manage the effects of screen time?
Find more information at these trusted sites:
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Raising Children Parenting Website