我如何帮助我的孩子管理屏幕时间?

Tech and devices are becoming a larger part of families lives and there is no sign that this is going to change. So, learning how to manage screen time is key.

Get advice from our expert panel to recognise when screen time may be affecting children’s wellbeing and how to help them develop good digital habits.


How can I spot when my child has had ‘too much’ screen time?

来自美国儿科学会的原始立场(1999)表示没有两岁以下儿童的屏幕时间,后来更新为更加细致入微的方法(2016)允许有限 为儿童提供高品质的内容,我们现在知道所有的屏幕时间都不相等。

The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health suggest that parents approach screen time “based on the child’s developmental age, the individual need and value the family place on positive activities such as socialising, exercise and sleep.”

这个针对家庭的善意建议减轻了对基于屏幕的活动的担忧(和内疚),展示了技术的积极影响,并允许家长关注屏幕时间的背景和内容,而不仅仅是时间限制。

But some parents and carers may still want to know: “when has my child had ‘too much’ screen time?”

As families and children differ, so does the effects of screen time. However, all parents can use these tips as a guideline.

观察您的孩子如何与他们的设备互动

  • 当设备被移除或屏幕关闭时,我的孩子是否发脾气?
  • 我的孩子抱怨颈部疼痛或背部疼痛吗?
  • 我的孩子抱怨头痛或眼睛疲劳吗?
  • 我的孩子在网上玩或看时会变得好斗还是生气?
  • 我的孩子经常看起来过于兴奋吗?
  • 我的孩子变得紊乱,不听话还是反对?

如果大多数问题的答案都是“是”,那么父母应该考虑用其他东西来补充屏幕时间活动。

Recognise when screen time negatively impacts children’s development

  • 我的孩子是否与家人和朋友进行社交活动?
  • 我的孩子身体健康,睡够了吗?
  • 我的孩子在学校是否参与并取得了成就?
  • 我的孩子是否追求兴趣和爱好(以任何形式)?
  • 我的孩子在使用数字媒体时是否乐趣和学习?

If the answer to the majority of these questions is ‘No’, then parents may need to place limits on screen-based activities.

See more ways to manage screen time and tackle ‘too much’ of it.

Linda Papadopoulos博士

心理学家、作家、广播员和互联网事务大使
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How can I spot when my child has had ‘too much’ screen time?

The best way to look at is: is it getting in the way of day to day activities?

If your child’s screen time interferes with them seeing friends, doing their homework or having an interrupted family meal, it’s too much screen time.

As a family, you may have rules, but it’s a great idea to discuss with your child their thoughts on what screen time is appropriate –  when and where.

If it’s appropriate to have their device for an hour in the evening, encourage them to use the monitoring tools to look at their own screen time and help them interrupt themselves.

Look at having the wellbeing discussions and also look at a practical discussions around the amount of time they should spend on devices. This will help encourage a varied diet of family time, exercise, socialising and school work.

Find guidance on balancing screen time.

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丽贝卡艾弗里

肯特县议会教育保障顾问
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What is the best way to encourage children to use apps, website, and tools that will help them manage screen time?

It’s important for parents to discuss with children the need to balance the amount of time spent on and offline. One way to do this is to talk about recognising signs that our bodies need a break from the screen.

This is sometimes difficult (especially for younger children or children with special educational needs). So, there are tools we can use to help us to recognise how long we are spending online and to remind us to take time offline.

Talk to your children about how these tools can help. By doing this, you can explore their views and understanding of screen time and empower them to listen, both to us and their own bodies.

It’s also important to role model a balanced use of screens for your child. If they feel that we are always on our phones, despite telling them it’s not okay, then they may pick up conflicting messages.

One of the best approaches is to talk regularly together about healthy and balanced screen time. Screen time isn’t always problematic, so why not talk with them about what they do online? You might find that it’s more educational than you think!

Find age-specific advice to manage screen time

劳拉希金斯

Roblox社区安全和数字文明主任
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How do I manage screen time balance?

The online world provides an extension to the offline play parks where children meet to wind down, hang out and learn with their friends and peers.

At Roblox, we believe play is an essential activity, both in itself and as a tool to learn soft skills. These skills include how to communicate with others, how to work as a team and how to problem-solve.

The key is to ensure children have a healthy mix of opportunities to discover the world – both on and offline – and to communicate with them on why this variety is important.

Many of the online worlds focused on children offer additional learning and development opportunities layered into the element of ‘play’ – from those teaching Maths and literacy comprehension, right through to platforms like Roblox that are built with teaching children to code in mind.

It’s important to spend time with your children to help them understand how the skills they learn on-screen can fit to the offline world, and to define what ‘quality’ screen time looks like – but also to give them room to play and be kids.

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