Screentime during Lockdown

Top view of young family of four lying on the floor and scrolling in mobile gadgets while resting at home

Lots of parents have voiced concerns regarding the increase of screen time throughout the pandemic. In general, of course we would all prefer for children to spend less time on their screens, and more time playing outside with their friends. Unfortunately, the current situation does not always make this possible- and technology has been a valuable tool that has enabled children to continue their learning and social development.

If you have worries or concerns about your child’s screen time, you might find the following links interesting:

You might also consider setting up a Screen Time Contract of Family Media Contract with your children. This will help to set boundaries and expectations, making it much easier to manage a healthy balance. You can find lots of examples online if you do a quick ‘screen time contract for kids’ search. There are lots of options out there so you can find the one that best suits your family, or make up your own!

As always, if you have any ongoing concern about your child’s mental health, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher, Mr. Gerry, or myself.

Take Care,

Ms. Alex

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