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
Stop hassling with parental controls on iPhones, Androids, and even flip phones -- Gabb wireless makes monitoring and limiting easy for kids AND teens!
Pinwheel also makes a great phone for kids, and Wisephone is upscale phone for teens & adults. Plus start kids off with a safe smart watch from CosmoTogether use discount code CLINIC15 to get 15% off! Distraction free at school AND safe!
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!
Click the picture above to read articles about research referenced on our social media posts or seminars. Click here to view a list of often referenced studies about topics from screens to happiness, and what really contributes to well being. Most recent findings link screen use to causing ADHD later in life and misdiagnosed Autism symptoms due to screen use.
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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has policy statements and technical reports on families’ and children’s interactions with various forms of media
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Instead of handing over an iPad, use these SEL promoting toys to occupy children. There are plenty of alternatives to screen time including Tonie.us
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