The Privilege of Screentime

As a parent or educator that works with children, we often feel this pressure of making sure that children have digital texts and tools for them to use for whatever purpose. Sometimes we feel our own rush and desire to buy the "latest and greatest" that we also feel the need to give this to…

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Pointers for parents as you support your child online

Guidance from the Parenting for a Digital Future blog on helping youth negotiate screentime and the development of advanced digital skills they’ll need in their lives. Support their learning in & out of schools using the following guidelines: Start young.Model appropriate use of digital technology.Agree on family rules about digital technology use.Provide your child with access to…

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For Kids, How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

There's so much information -- and anxiety -- out there about how much time your kids should spend using devices. This video from NPR provides guidance on balancing the need for limits with the potential benefits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtbdqIds_3c Enjoy screens, not too much, mostly together. Great guidance from Anya Kamenetz. You should also check out 5 Things…

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