In a bid to help parents and children get best out of the time they spend online, we’ve devised five simple tips to help manage children’s screen time so they can make the most out of their time both on and offline.
Children will tend to model their behaviours on you, so if you start reading a book, they may follow your lead.
Understand what they’re doing, and explain your concerns.
Put in place a family agreement to set some boundaries and don’t break them.
Get the whole family to unplug and create ‘screen free’ zones at home
For example, the Forest app enables them to grow a beautiful forest each day they don’t use their phone for a set amount of time. The iPad’s ‘Guided Access’ limits the time you can access any given app, which can be great for younger children.
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