Screen time - how should we manage it?

We all know screens are no good for our children, in large doses they can do more damage than you think to kids physical and psychosocial health and wellbeing, as well as their academic outcomes.

 

Local data tells us screen time is a growing problem across Southern Grampians (statistics to come!). 

The National screen time recommendation for children aged 5-17 years is less than 2 hrs per day, excluding any time spent behind a screen for education purposes. Do your children meet the recommended dose?

 

Deakin University's Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition have put together a great blog around how to start managing screen time from the get-go this school year, build better habits from the start!

 

Read their best tips here - https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/ipan/2020/01/28/back-to-school-managing-screen-time-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR2BIyTt_drpn9B3tZ-q0b92xhukNVI-8DB1y0BlvkAppYcszokjuTru2rw

 

What strategies do you use to limit screen time in your household? 

Let us know! Jump on the GenR8 Change Facebook page, or flick an email to ebony.jenkins@wdhs.net - we'd love to be able to share some of your tips!