Having a proactive approach to media has never been more important than it is today. You can not just turn off the TV as in years past. In today’s world the internet, smartphones, tablets, and TV are ever-present in a child’s environment. That is why taking the time to create a family media plan is the key to balancing screen time for your family.

Here are a few guidelines for a family media plan:

Click here for the family media planning tool.

Sources:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/21/498706789/no-snapchat-in-the-bedroom-an-online-tool-to-manage-kids-media-use

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/10/12/peds.2011-1753

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Children-And-Media-Tips-For-Parents.aspx

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