Balancing Online Screen Time

  • To many parents it seems as though children and young people are constantly online. Often they seem to be engaged in more than one task at a time; for example, downloading and listening to music while studying and chatting with friends or sending messages on their mobile phones.

    Spending excessive amounts of time online can have significant impacts on our health, family and social life and on academic performance at school.

    Setting screen-time limits -- and helping kids moderate their own habits -- are all about finding the right balance for your family's needs and lifestyle. Common Sense Media provides good tips on how to balance online screen time. 

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