Screen Time Clinic Family Media Guide Sample
Looking for "Screen Time Contracts" "Pledges" or "Family Media Agreements"? Advice on how to decide what type of phone to buy for your child or teen? Our 60 page 2023 Family Media Guide is available for purchase goes far beyond the basic contracts, focusing more on values, up-to-date research, best practices and setting up systems of support & routines that really work. Parents must play a more active role in protecting children and teens from media overuse to prevent long term problems, take a look inside and download this FREE sample to get started NOW!
Click the picture above to read articles about all the latest and best research in the news and often referenced on our social media posts or seminars. The research is CLEAR-- no screen time has been proven safe without changing neurological connections, even 15 minutes for some causes dysfunction, prolonged use in children changes neuroplacticity that can last a lifetime of digital media addictions if not corrected with behavior modifications before mid-20s. Stats on predators, social media, gaming, and other serious concerns that has all experts concerned.
Stop hassling with parental controls on iPhones, Androids, and even flip phones -- opt for a safe distraction free phone and safe watches. They are the gold standard in good parenting tech practices.
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Check out our favorite parental control app by OurPact to help you easily manage your children's screen time across multiple platforms. Set and forget! Limit app access automatically for recurring activities like school or bedtime. Block or grant access to internet and apps on your child’s device at any time, from anywhere. Cross-Network Parental Control for iOS and Android Devices. View their informational video here
If your child has access to a computer at home they you need the Gryphon Mesh Wifi system to filter adult content AND limit time.
Research shows profound benefits of reading aloud with children. One of the most protective activities parents can do with children. Check out Screen Smart Sam to read with young children to prevent screen dependency problems early. Visit Screen Smart Families recommended book list for more great books on digital wellness.
Also check out the new version published in India in 2022 co-authored by Sudhalini Devadason of UpTurnLearning!
Join our private Facebook group Screen Smart Families for parents and professionals to discuss issues affecting your family. It's a great place for screen curious parents to connect and hear from other parents AND experts, recommendations and ask questions. Welcome! If you are looking for inspiration on Social Media to help you manage your family's screen time check out our Instagram page to connect with other influencers.
Find more information and research about how social media and gaming negatively affects athletic performance in professional and amature athletes. This is a new area of research that demands much attention if athletic efforts and mental health of athletes are intended to be protected. Screen Time Clinic is a proud supporter of the Mental Sports Game Academy in Canada and USA working to educate athletes about these risks and prevention measures.
Discover all the facts through articles, podcasts, documentaries, and videos about the harmful effects of pornography on children & society including brain development, relationships, self esteem, and other.
Also visit RAVEN: As the first 501(c)4 group focused on child exploitation in the United States, we work with lawmakers, advocates, agencies, and organizations who are willing to challenge the status quo and fight to protect our most vulnerable citizens. Read Raven's CEO statement to the Senate 2/14/2023
NO amount of screen time has been proven safe and even 15 minutes creates neurological changes that lead to disfunction. The American Academy of Pediatrics and many other organizations are influenced by Big Tech just as the food pyramid years ago was crafted by those in the meat and dairy industry. We support families efforts to work towards healthy real-life habits and reduce time as much as possible CDC research that gives limits on screen time is generally outdated. Read the USA Surgeon General's Warnings about Screen Time in 2021 and 2023 -- policies can not be implemented as quickly as these warnings from new research arise! Parents take notice and take action to reduce or eliminate.
Keep screens away from littles! More research supports the notion that less or none is best. JAMA study 12/12/22 on 3-5 year olds here. Cognitive-behavioral risks associated with pre-school age children viewing more than APA recommended less than 1 hour per day of high quality media. New article published shows association between toddlers and behavior/learning problems due to screens and children as young as 7 commonly viewing porn. New guides are out for preschool media use focusing on high quality content, encouraging minimal viewing, and debunking myths that children need screens to learn reading and writing before they enter school. See more research in our article section.
Healthy routines and limiting access to screens are essential for children to flourish. We recommend LootBox charger for the ultimate secure place to lockup devices when they are not allowed to be in use!
Other less expensive (but less secure) options include DetoxBox from TalkMoreTextLess to get new routines headed in the right direction!
Research that shows Tech use is not imperative for academic success or student well-being, and The EdTech Triangle shows how screen time for education purposes, at home or at school, does more harm than good unless it's limited. All types of screen-based EdTech (even Transformative) can isolate students from their teachers or peers.As such, and in order for students to develop skills in collaboration, empathy, and critical thinking, screen time limits should be followed.
Read our blog post from 2020 about this important issue, it's not worth the headaches a few excited moments of gift giving technology creates!
Plus this article published in Nov 2022 gives critical insight, written by By Susan Linn, author of “Who’s Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children?” and founder of Fairplay
This service is one step you can take to help remove online nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos taken before you were 18. It's best never to take or share explicit photos, but often pressure to do so is overwhelming and teens make impulsive mistakes. Get help removing those photos to prevent emotional harm, extortion, and distribution of CSAM.
EyeConnect game is fun for adults and families, this game will help you set tech aside and connect in meaningful ways.
Looking for an App? Try LifeSkills from our educator Michael, founder of Reset Summer Camp
For Classrooms or households, store your phones in style out of sight to reduce distractions. These make GREAT gifts and essential phone-away item every household and classroom should have!
Technology, blue light, and stress hurt our ability to feel relaxed, fall asleep, and wake up refreshed. We’re out to break the cycle by removing the smartphone from bedtime and morning routines. This is great for adults and teens to learn new bedtime routines, one good night’s sleep at a time. Plus get 15% off!
Are kids on screens really what we want for our children? The science is clear: Heavy use of tech compromises healthy “brain development” in young children. This new documentary shows why. Great for parents of young children or those wanting to reset overuse, it's never too late to make changes!
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Research shows that kids and teens do better with phones away during school hours. This movement is giving you—parents, teachers, school leaders, and concerned individuals—tools so that you can go to your school and help institute policies where phones are put away. Find out more how to make changes in your school using these tools.
Social Media and Gaming Companies know their programs cause harm to minors yet they continue to allow access and promote continual use.
12/11/22 60 Minutes Special on Lawsuits
Learn what you can do to Fight Back with Class Action Lawsuits and petitions for change
Dear Parents is a unique, fascinating, and beautifully produced digital well-being resource by teens for parents and other adult caregivers. These are authentic teen voices sharing their thoughts and hopes about screens, phones, and digital devices -- and how they really want to relate with their parents about them. Great way to start conversations!
Losing the Battle Against Your Kids' Screens? Try a Family "Rewirement Plan.
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