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Art of Screen Time webinar

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Research based parent strategies for screen time issues like obesity, sleep, and mental health, as well as positive impacts of tech use.

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Art of Screen Time webinar

  1. 1. Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.
  2. 2. Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.
  3. 3. “It’s the prime instrument for our days for intellectual work.” Seymour Papert
  4. 4. Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.
  5. 5.   WORRIES: Sleep - Obesity - Emotional/Mental Health - Safety
  6. 6. “As kids and adults watch or use screens, with light shining in their eyes and close to their face, bedtime gets delayed, it takes longer to fall asleep, sleep quality is reduced, and total sleep time is decreased.” Lauren Hale of State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  7. 7. More than two hours of TV per day doubles the risk of obesity.
  8. 8. dandelions vs. orchids
  9. 9. Background TV caused a 90 percent drop in parent-child conversation, which contributed to language delays. Infants rated as harder to calm at 9 months, watched 14 minutes more TV per day at age 2. In 1 study of 2.5-year-olds, the typically developing group watched about 2 hours of television a day; those on the spectrum, over 4 hours.
  10. 10. Problematic Media Use Measure •It is hard for my child to stop using screens. • When my child has a bad day, screen media is the only thing that helps. • My child sneaks using screens. • They become frustrated when deprived. • Their use causes problems for the family. • They seem to want more and more.
  11. 11. What’s your parenting style? warm cold structured unstructured Authoritative Authoritarian Permissive Uninvolved
  12. 12. What’s your screen parenting style? warm cold structured unstructured Authoritative Authoritarian Permissive Uninvolved ???
  13. 13. Screen Time Strategies • Time (“an hour a day”) • Occasion/Priority (“not at the table”) (“when homework is done”) • Content (“Educational games” “PBS only”) • *Behavior (“that glazed look” “no tantrums”) • *Convenience (“I need to make dinner!”)
  14. 14. Screen Time Tools • Timer, Chart, Passes, Power cord • Parental controls/apps (unGlue, Moment Family, Google Family Link, Circle) • CONVERSATION and buy-in. Problem-solve together
  15. 15. Where’s the good content? • commonsensemedia.org reviews • pay-up-front, ad-free, subscription-based • digital sandboxes/digital toys • Audiobooks and podcasts • thekidshouldseethis.com ; brainpop.com/;Tinybop • Browse together! Ask friends!
  16. 16. Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.
  17. 17. YOU Role modeling. Joint engagement. Parents online.
  18. 18. Only 3% of parents claimed to “strictly” limit their own tech use around their kids.
  19. 19. Parent Screen Time Strategies • Keep the phone out of the bedroom • Turn off notifications • Do-not-disturb mode • Screen-free dinners, car, pool, vacations? • CONVERSATION and buy-in. Problem-solve together
  20. 20. 1965 – Unsafe at Any Speed 1980 – Mothers Against Drunk Driving 1998 – Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement ( “Big Tobacco” vs. 46 States)

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