Did Last December’s ’60 Minutes’ Screen Time Report Change Minds?

by John Hargrave on 19/06/2019
Science is often our best guide to making decisions. But the best science can take a long time to complete, something that can be lost amid hype. This is particularly true of Anderson Cooper's 2018 "60 Minutes" piece on a study run by the National Institutes of Health, where 11,000 children will be studied to see what, if any, impact screen time has on their development. The problem? It won't be finished for a decade.
Young teen sitting on a couch smiling while holding a tablet.

The Science As It Stands

Whether or not screen time has any effect on children remains a controversial topic that’s often misrepresented in the media. For example, the World Health Organization’s statement that screen time was “not recommended” for children under one year was spun out as a grand indictment of our screen-obsessed culture. However, that report was about keeping children physically active and only looked at screens in that context.

The truth is the actual science on the topic is unclear. While we know more about the mind than we have at any other point in human history, much of the brain and how it develops is an unexplored scientific frontier. Adding to the problem is that every brain is different, and that raises some serious questions. 

For example, if a study claims screens cause depression, is that true of everyone? Is it only true of people who may suffer from depression? Is it a direct cause, impacting brain chemistry or structure, or an indirect cause, a ripple effect from other causes? Scientists can spend decades on these questions.

That said, screens can almost certainly disrupt our sleep cycles, reduce our overall physical activity, and smaller-scale mental health studies have found that how you use screens determines their effects. Social media users who stay in touch with friends have better mental health, while endlessly scrolling through Instagram might destroy your self-esteem.  

Kids playing outside with a sprinkler.

Using Common Sense

In other words, while there may be specific risks to too much screen time, we probably don’t need a study to determine that kids shouldn’t be watching TV or playing video games all day. Take these steps to help your kids with their life-screen balance.

  • Set clear rules and schedules with clear reasons behind them. The rules should include exceptions for needs like homework.
  • Limit exceptions adults in the family get to the rules. For example, if dinner is a no-screen time, you should put your phone away as well.
  • Make certain times of day, like bedtime or dinner time, screen-free times.
  • Enforce schedules and rules with parental control apps.
  • Limit access to screens, such as not allowing chargers to be plugged into walls next to couches, or only allowing devices to be charged out of bedrooms and family common areas.
  • Make screen time contingent on other factors, such as homework and chores being complete.
  • Consider emotional health: If kids are having a meltdown over an online game, it’s time for them to log off, quite possibly for good.

Screens are always going to be a point of contention, whether science clears them as safe for kids or not. Parental control apps like Screen Time can help kids maintain a healthy relationship with screens. To learn more, try it for free!

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Manage Kids’ Technology to Prevent the ‘Summer Slide’

by Screen Time Team on 12/06/2019
While we all remember summers off with a golden nostalgia, the truth is that they were probably bad for us in terms of learning retention. The “summer slide,” known as “summer learning loss,” is related to the fairly simple problem that if you don't keep using a skill, eventually that skill will atrophy. So how do parents prevent the slide, while also limiting the use of screens?
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Get A Handle On The Problem

Not all “slides” are created equal. For example, kids who are good readers with or without school assignments will maintain their language skills. But not many children solve polynomial equations or do chemistry experiments for fun, so those might slip.

Conversely, most kids don’t need to complete a certificate course over the summer. Focusing on maintenance of skills, as opposed to improving them, is a good approach. A few hours of fun activities at a camp, or tutoring during the hottest parts of the day, can keep kids mentally and physically on the ball.

Balance Structured and Unstructured Time

Summer comes with gobs of free time for kids, and without structure, that time can quickly be filled by video games, playing on the phone, and watching TV all day. While kids deserve some unstructured time every day just like the rest of us, structure is also good. Use parental control apps to limit when they can play games or watch video, and to enforce a schedule of outside, or at least non-screen, time.

Also keep in mind structured time doesn’t have to be boring. Day camp or time playing outside with friends counts as “structured” in the summer, especially as social skills need to be maintained too.

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Build Ways To Keep Skills Sharp

There are a lot of ways skills can be kept sharp around the house. For example, to keep up math skills, have kids develop “budgets” for their allowance or the screen time you allot them. Use cooking to explore the science behind everyday life, pointing out why cookies get crisp or why meat gets brown. You can also find games to play that encourage using different skill sets, such as science, math, and language themed board games.

Use Your Community Resources

During the summer, communities often step up to help harried parents out. Opportunities can range from events at the local public spaces to extended hours in public places for people to come in, cool off, and do something fun. Local libraries, in particular, tend to run events for kids and parents, offering both educational opportunities and child care. It’ll both give them something new to learn, and keep them from using their screens.

Use Screens Educationally

Finally, there are ways to use screens to help kids hone their various forms of knowledge, or get caught up if they struggled in a subject before. Educational games, online tutorials, and other apps can help. Consider creating a rule where in order to earn time goofing around, kids should spend twice as much using educational content, enforced with parental control apps.

Summer is always going to be complicated for busy families, but parental control apps can take the complaining out of the day and help keep children on the road to educational achievement. To learn more, try Screen Time for free!

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Six Tips for Balancing Technology Use with Other Childhood Activities

by Screen Time Team on 05/06/2019
Technology is an ever-increasing part of our lives. Smartphones, laptops, e-readers, gaming devices, car consoles, and a host of other screens and gadgets are filling our lives and sometimes pushing us in unique directions. But for kids especially, balancing technology and other activities can be tough. Here's how to help children stay on an even technological keel.
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Figure Out Screen Needs

One of the big stumbling blocks is that increasingly, we need technology to get around in the world. Teens need to be able to take calls for school or work, preteens may use messaging apps to stay in touch with friends, and even younger kids need to use computers to do homework and engage with some assignments. And then there are situations where, for example, everyone just wants to sit down with a book, and the nearest one is an e-reader. Work out which screens are needed when, and use that to drive other decisions.

Give Rules Teeth

Rules should have both methods of keeping them in place and consequences for violating them. Parental control apps should be used to block certain apps, for example, or to uninstall apps that are causing problems. And if somebody breaks the rules, there should be fair but clear punishments. For example, if you catch somebody under the covers with their phone, there should be an understanding that the phone will stay with you for a set period of time.

Lead By Example

Families teach each other, and often children will model their behavior on that of their parents. This gives parents a valuable tool; balance your use of screens and they’ll follow your lead. This also applies to the different uses of screens; if they see you reading books on an e-reader instead of playing games, they’re more likely to read books.

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Set A Schedule

A schedule, enforced by parental control apps, can show kids the value of keeping screen time to a healthy minimum. This is especially effective if the entire family sits down and works out a schedule together, with certain times, like dinner, as screen-free. As everyone gets used to the schedule, and plans out how they’ll use their screen time for the day, the balance will come naturally.

Have Options

No parent is perfect when it comes to entertaining kids, and there are definitely going to be days where you need your family to focus on something else. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck calling on the “digital babysitter.” Make regular trips to the library so there’s always a new book to read in the house, have crafting projects ready to go, or have them help you with the task you’re focusing on in some way. Flipping on the TV is a viable strategy, just not the only one.

Create Screen-Free Zones

There are places screens simply don’t need to be. Televisions should be limited to public spaces, and phones should be charged outside the bedroom. This also applies to screen accessories like game consoles, which should only be connected to screens that you can control.

Parenting is always going to be a balancing act, both for you and your family. Parental control apps can help you keep that balance without losing track of anything else. To learn how, try it for free!

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Quick Parents’ Guide to Roblox: Is It Safe Enough?

by Screen Time Team on 29/05/2019
Whenever kids and adults share the same environment on the internet, problems will pop up. They can be as simple as adults using profane language in chat, not understanding that they're interacting with a child, or as complex as kids stumbling over content built by users that wasn't intended for children's eyes. Roblox, the kid-oriented game-building platform, is no exception.
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What Is Roblox?

Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) that lets members develop their own games and play the games developed by other users, using the proprietary design software built into the game and with character design and styles not dissimilar from Lego toys. These can range from simple experiments to elaborate games hidden within the game itself. The goal is to inspire users to explore STEM topics by learning how to interact with game code.

What Controls Does Roblox Have For Parents?

Roblox is compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. While children can sign up for an account, their age will dictate certain features, such as whether they can reply to chats by typing or selecting prewritten responses. Roblox allows parents to shut off chat and messaging with other users, limit what content children can see, set a PIN to lock settings, and to report and block users who act rudely or abusively towards others. 

The platform also recommends that parents play the game with their children and to learn about how it works and what it does. This helps parents to have more productive conversations with their kids and to be better able spot potentially offensive behavior. Parents can also report content for violating Roblox’s terms of service, which allows the company to remove it.

Unfortunately, these controls only go so far. One of the inherent problems in MMO games is that you gather an enormous crowd in one place, and that will inevitably lead to conflict and other issues.

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How Can Parents Keep Roblox Safe?

Education is indeed a cornerstone of safe online use. Kids should be empowered as they explore certain parts of the internet, for example, and they should know that they can come to you to talk about things that anger or worry them.

Other aspects of tech usage, however, should be strictly enforced. For example, time limits should be imposed so that kids don’t spend every waking moment playing games, Roblox or not. Parental control apps can help enforce rules and schedules, making sure kids get their homework done and do their chores before logging on, and keeping them from doing so in school.

Finally, if your child is a Roblox fan, be available and play Roblox with them when you can. Not only will it strengthen bonds and let you have some fun together, it’ll let you spot potentially toxic situations before they cause problems. You can move to close the game, have a conversation about the content, and then report it.

Online multiplayer games are always going to present problems, simply because they’re large gatherings of people. Children should have a degree of freedom to develop the social skills needed to handle difficult people in groups. But this also means that there are situations kids simply shouldn’t be expected to handle, and that’s where you step in.

Parental control apps like Screen Time can help parents keep an eye on Roblox and other online games, To learn more, try it for free.

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How to Keep Up with Online Challenges and Protect Your Kids

by Screen Time Team on 22/05/2019
Doing ridiculous things for attention is hardly a new phenomenon. Ask your parents and grandparents if they ever ate goldfish, stuffed a phone booth, or ran through a public event without clothing on and see what they say.
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But the arrival of YouTube, Snapchat, and other video-centric social networks has amplified both the possible rewards and the pressures, and kids can be drawn into these challenges too. Here’s how to stay on top of this phenomenon and sort the silly from the dangerous.

Don’t Panic

First, remain calm and be skeptical. There have been endless waves of parent panics over the years, with the most recent being the “Momo Challenge,” a hoax claiming that a user calling themselves “Momo” was tricking kids into hurting themselves. While the impulse to protect kids is admirable, the stampede to stop this nonexistent challenge caused more problems than it solved. 

And don’t forget these panics tend to underestimate the intelligence of children. It pays to be skeptical of what you see on the internet, especially if it’s designed to scare you, and it’s also good behavior to model for your kids.

Teach Kids To Think Critically

When it comes to challenges, it’s more effective to teach kids about risks than it is to try and protect them from ever hearing about “challenges” in the first place. The best tool you can give to your children is common sense. Teach them how people might try to manipulate them, using videos attempting to do just that, and to look critically at how certain videos present themselves.

Similarly, if they want to do a challenge, have them come to you to talk about it. These are teaching opportunities; you can show them how to evaluate risks versus rewards. Dousing yourself in ice water or flipping a bottle so it lands upside down are silly fun and there’s no reason kids shouldn’t participate. Make sure they understand that if a stranger is ordering them not to tell their parents about something, then telling you is the first thing they should do.

Dad and young teen looking at a tablet together.

Restrict YouTube

That said, even hoaxes can cause problems, so limit them out of the gate. Implement YouTube’s parental controls, make sure young kids only use the YouTube Kids app, and use parental control apps (including iPhone parental controls if applicable) to limit kids’ usage to times when you’re in the house and can talk with them if they see something upsetting. This should be part of your overall screen rules, as well. Kids could, for example, have video games or YouTube in a given day, but not both.

Keep The Lines Of Communication Open

Sometimes it’s obvious what’s happening. If you spot your kids pushing a trampoline towards the swing set, you can step in and keep them from taking on that particular challenge. Other times, kids may need answers to questions or have thoughts they need to share. Making sure they know they can talk to you can nip potentially dangerous situations in the bud.

Look For Challenges Family And Friends Can Do

The best way to limit certain kinds of temptation is to engage with it in a healthy way. Have your family run challenges by you and have certain rules about them. That way kids can participate in them and you could even make it a family bonding activity by participating in a safe and fun challenge together.

To learn more about how the ScreenTime parental control app can help you deal with YouTube and its subcultures, we invite you to try it for free,

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How to Keep Your Child from Becoming Obsessed with Fortnite

by Screen Time Team on 15/05/2019
Fortnite is a popular “battle royale” shooter where a group of players are dropped into a colorful fantasy world to try and knock each other out of the map. It's grown shockingly fast since it was first introduced, and like any other form of entertainment, there's a thin line between enjoying something and becoming obsessed with it. So how do parents keep a popular game from eating up all their family's time?
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What Is Fortnite?

There are three “modes” in Fortnite that are really entirely separate games. “Save the World” is a cooperative “shooter-survival” mode where players team up to gather resources, build a fort, and keep zombies out of it. “Creative” is similar to “Minecraft” and other games, where kids simply build things in the world, sort of an online Lego set. “Battle Royale” is the most popular mode, where players have to search the world map for powerups and weapons to defeat each other, while collecting resources to build structures to hinder other players or help themselves. Battle Royale is also free to play.

The game regularly introduces quirks into its world, such as volcanoes exploding or new, strange structures appearing. It strives for a wacky tone with silly weapons, outfits, and “emotes,” dance moves players can perform at the push of a button. It’s also an easy game to understand and fun to play; even if you get knocked out of the game, you can still participate and watch other players. Fortnite is also available on all major gaming platforms as well as Android and iOS.

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What Are Some Concerns Around Fortnite?

There are two concerns with the game. The first is the same as any other video game; kids can become so engrossed in it, other personal pursuits and demands on their time fall to the wayside. The second is that the “free” mode is supported by in-game purchases. None of the items impact gameplay; they’re strictly cosmetic, such as emotes or new outfits for your character. But they can be expensive, and reports of surprise bills popping up have become more common as the game catches on.

How Do I Help My Kids Balance Fortnite And The Rest Of Their Lives?

First, talk to them about balance. One of the key ways of getting people to understand a behavior is unhealthy is to teach them to see it in the context of the rest of their lives, and the earlier kids learn that doing homework and chores first will reduce their stress and keep their lives balanced, the better.

Secondly, lay down some rules about screens and gaming in general. What these rules will be depends on the family, but some common ones include no games after bedtime, no games before school, and so on. When setting up the rules, be sure kids understand the why behind them as well as what they’re expected to do. This won’t keep children from pushing back, of course, but it may help.

Finally, use parental control apps, your device’s parents settings, and the game’s parental settings to enforce the rules. These apps will let you set schedules, block apps at certain times, uninstall them from devices, set timers for how long an app can be used during a given 24-hour period, and more. These are especially useful for phones and tablets. Make sure to deactivate in-app purchases just as a matter of course. To learn more about how Screen Time parental controls can help keep kids’ lives in balance, try it for free.

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No Screens During Baby’s First Year: Implications of New WHO Guidelines

by Screen Time Team on 08/05/2019
Whether television, computers, and other screens are “good” for kids has been a discussion ever since we've had the technology. Is it good at all? If it is, how much is too much? Does content matter? It's a tough conversation, and the World Health Organization has stirred it back up by recommending that children avoid screens entirely in their first year. But is that even feasible, and what are the implications?
Child looking at a tablet.

The Guidelines, Explained

The WHO guidelines aren’t really about screens. Instead they’re about overall patterns of behavior. The WHO is concerned less about screen time than kids being inactive for long periods of time. It also recommends that infants and toddlers not be any sort of restraints (like a stroller or high chair) for more than an hour at a time and that they sleep for more than half the day. In fact, screens themselves are rarely mentioned in any form in the 36 page document, and the WHO doesn’t even recommend a ban for screens for infants, simply saying “Screen time is not recommended.”

Of course these guidelines open a new can of worms for parents in other ways. Ask any new parent how likely a baby is to actually get sixteen hours of sleep. But in terms of screens, it aligns far more with actual common sense and gives parents far more leeway. The question is how to make use of it.

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Keeping Screen Time To A Healthy Level

Be An Example: Children, consciously or not, imitate their parents, and the media coverage of these guidelines reflects our own anxiety about screen use. So, work to set an example for your kids; use screens less, and they’ll do the same.

Set Limits: Have a timer of overall screen time that all screens fit into. TV, phones, video games, and the rest should be timed out, and once the limit is reached, that’s it. Parental control apps can help you track time and enforce the rules.

Work Out Schedules: Children can have surprisingly busy lives, especially once they’re going to school. Build a schedule where they fit everything in, and use it as a teaching opportunity to show them how to plan their own time. Be sure to leave unstructured time as needed, and remember parental control apps can help keep schedules in place by locking certain apps.

Give Them Jobs: For kids capable of doing chores and engaging their mind in other ways, give them things to do around the house. One effective tool is to tie chores to screen time; some parents “pay” kids for chores with screen time on the clock, while others simply set the rule that no screens are turned on until the toys are put away and the mess cleaned up.

Give Them Options: Have books, toys, interactive activities, and other fun and stimulating things around the house. The WHO guidelines in fact suggest that kids who are actively engaging their minds while sedentary are just fine.

Parents know all too well how eager people are to judge their choices. But it’s important to understand the nuances behind what health authorities and other experts are suggesting, and to seek help where you need it. To learn more about Screen Time and parental control apps, we invite you to try it for free.

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Parents: Don’t Trust App Makers to Remove Online Predators

by Screen Time Team on 01/05/2019
Child safety would seem to be one of the few places we're all in agreement. And yet, app makers continually fail their communities. The most recent scandal involved the app TikTok, which failed to remove online predators despite repeated reporting. Parents need to take control of the safety of their children, using a multi-pronged approach.
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Education

Kids need to know how to spot all forms of predator. The stereotype is an evolution of the “stranger danger” parents likely grew up with in the pre-internet era, but children are a common target of online scammers, for example, who may promise kids items in their favorite games or use another lever to get passwords and financial information, or even just run up a huge credit card bill and then disappear.

Teach your family to think about what a person is really asking and to spot the strategies of a predator. Is this person trying to pressure you? Are they asking for things or taking actions you’re uncomfortable with? Do they become abusive or bullying if they don’t get what they want? Do they tell you to hide their “friendship” or to lie to parents and teachers?

One point to remember is that these questions should apply to people kids know, as well as strangers. More often than not, we’re exploited by someone we know personally, and this is as true of children as it is adults. If an adult they know is telling them you said it was OK, kids should know to check that with you.

Limiting Access

Parental control apps are another useful tool in your kit. They’ll let you remove apps, prevent them from being used during certain times of day, or block certain functions. While removing kids from social networks via software isn’t the only method you can pursue, it can offer a useful way to pull kids away from toxic relationships and negative spaces online.

These apps should be paired with a detailed and honest discussion of why the app is being put in place and what the limits are. Rules that are fair and that can be revised are much more likely to be followed than seemingly arbitrary limits put into place. This will also teach kids how to spot problem areas for themselves and learn to avoid them.

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Taking Control

Within apps, children should also understand the tools they have at their disposal. If someone is acting inappropriately or worryingly, for example, kids should know how to block them, report them, and who to speak with in the real world to have their concerns addressed. Teach children how to screenshot comments and messages, how to delete content from their personal social media feed, and that they should contact you and somebody in authority on the site when they have a negative interaction with somebody online. Giving kids the tools to fight back against bad behavior will also help equip them to deal with the online world as adults.

The internet can feel like a dangerous place, but parental control apps can help keep families safe. If you want to learn more, we invite you to sign up today.

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How to Help Your Kids Use YouTube Safely

by Screen Time Team on 24/04/2019
YouTube is a vast repository of knowledge, from word pronunciations to history lessons to even primary historical sources from museums and government archives. But all you have to do is visit the site's notorious comments section to realize it can also be an awful place for anyone, especially children. How can you help kids navigate the pitfalls of YouTube to find the prizes?
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The Problems Of YouTube

While some concerns are overblown, others are all too real. YouTube has been criticized, for example, for placing videos in a constant stream that can stray into bizarre areas if you let the videos run. There’s also problems with “trolling,” where people will insert disturbing imagery into children’s videos, and content that may not be explicitly violent or sexual but may still be inappropriate for kids to watch on their own. Kids researching the flu, for example, may come across footage of disease epidemics or surgical videos.

Use The Right App

There are two YouTube apps. The first app, simply called YouTube, offers access to the full content of the site. The second app, YouTube Kids, offers a more curated experience. Both offer on-site parental controls; YouTube will let you enable “Restricted Mode,” which will hide some objectionable content. However, this will need to be enabled on a per-account basis, and it’s only one filter run by the site. “Objectionable” is also something of a grey area; what YouTube considers unobjectionable may not meet your criteria, and you’ll only learn about it once the video pops up.

YouTube Kids offers better controls. It lets you lock search, set a timer, turn off suggested videos to prevent the “YouTube rabbit hole” of users obsessively watching videos all day, and will let you block videos. However, the video is more aimed at younger children and may prevent searching for legitimate, if troubling, content such as war footage or speeches from historical villains kids may be asked to watch for homework.

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Use Parental Control Software

Parental control apps offer more specific controls over YouTube. You can block the app during certain times of the day, such as bedtime; you can limit what actions the app can take or block specific accounts or URLs; and you can even lock YouTube altogether.

Be In The Room

Just as important as software, however, is being there for kids when they’re watching any form of video. For example, many people will write off the old cartoons of the ’30s and ’40s as fine for children, but social attitudes have changed substantially in the intervening decades, and what was kid-friendly then may need some explaining from an adult now.

Similarly, some legitimate uses of YouTube really will need a parent in the room. History is a good example. Kids will want to have somebody to talk to when they learn something unpleasant about the past. Even content presented in a child-sensitive manner is going to leave kids with questions.

YouTube can be a useful resource and kids can learn a lot from it. But just like you wouldn’t hand kids the remote and tell them to watch whatever they wanted, it needs tight controls and parental supervision. We can help; to learn more, try Screen Time for free!

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Device Time Limits: When Time Is Your Child’s Biggest Device Issue

by Screen Time Team on 17/04/2019
Time spent in front of screens can be a contentious issue for families. Even kids who stick to the rules otherwise may try to evade your rules on how much time is spent on screens in the first place. How do parents stop, and start, the clock to help kids keep a healthy balance?
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Have A Schedule

Children should understand what screen time use is acceptable, and when it’s acceptable. For example, screen use might be ruled out in the mornings as everybody needs to focus on getting ready and out the door, and only certain uses may be allowed during the school day or during homework time. This serves both as a useful way to set ground rules about screen use in general, and get kids used to only having screens during certain times.

Set Family Rules

Unstructured time can be where the real arguments begin. After all, if kids have nothing else to do, they may prefer to play games or chat with their friends. The best approach to this is to set rules for the entire family about when and where screens can be used. For example, you might set a rule that family members put away screens while the sun is up, and only use them during free time after dinner and before bed.

Setting rules for everyone to follow is key because it allows you to model proper screen use. Everyone remembers a moment of an adult telling them to do as they say, not as they do, from their own childhood, and practicing what you preach goes a long way towards helping kids understand this isn’t just because you’re the boss. And when dealing with cheating the rules, parental control software can strictly enforce schedules.

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Make It A Treat

Another approach is to avoid the “digital babysitter” approach where possible. No parent should berate themselves simply because they absolutely had to get something done and the only option at that particular moment was the television. The trick is to make it more of a treat. Older kids, for example, might earn time playing video games by working ahead on their homework, by doing small chores around the house, or getting it as a present for good behavior or a holiday. The more you emphasize it’s an occasional distraction they’ve earned, not a right they can enjoy whenever they feel like it, the easier these discussions will be.

Kids should also understand that “off” means “off.” If they don’t put the screen down right away, parental control apps like Screen Time have an “instant pause” feature that ensure they look up.

Set Up Non-Screen Fun

Another simple way to put screens away is to ensure there’s plenty of other things to do. This can be family fun, such as outings, family walks, or book clubs. But it can also be classes, a library to read through, and other things. Making sure they have options beyond playing a game or watching a show will teach them they don’t need to look at their phones all the time.

To learn more about Screen Time parental control software and how it can help, we invite you to try it for free.

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