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Screen Time And Kids

  • / By Ryan Howard

Screen time. In today’s connected world, there are more and more reasons to experience screen time. Screens are so prevalent, it’s hard to avoid them altogether. Having children only complicates the matter—do you find yourself wondering what the right amount of screen time for kids is?

Your children are likely living a very different childhood from the one you had. Balancing the good that screen time may bring, with the importance of other activities, can be hard. If you’re trying to figure it all out, here’s what you need to know about screen time—both the good and the bad.Quick NavigationWhat Counts as Screen Time?How Can Screen Time Do Good?What Are the Disadvantages to Screen Time?How Much Is Too Much?How to Make the Most of Screen Time for KidsStriking the Perfect Balance with Screen Time for Kids

What Counts as Screen Time?

Your child’s age will shape the kind of screen time they’ll be exposed to. Frequently used screens include:

  • Time watching television
  • Playing video games on handheld and large screen platforms
  • Using computers
  • Working with tablets
  • Scrolling or gaming on smartphones

If you have elementary school-aged kids, remember, they’re likely encountering screen time at school as well. From television viewing to educational apps and smart boards, screens are now rampant in the school setting.

Your job is to make sure your children are accessing the positive components of technology without exceeding the recommended screen time for kids.

How Can Screen Time Do Good?

Before you throw out every electronic device you own, it’s worth noting that screen time for kids isn’t all bad. In fact, screens can provide a great opportunity for learning and development. Recent studies indicate that learning can be more effective through games and play-based activities. 

If your child is watching high-quality television programming, they’re likely experiencing interactive storytelling. This can also encourage learning processing to take place. Just make sure your child is staying within the recommended TV time for kids based on their age.

It’s no secret that hand-eye coordination can be improved through the use of video games. Educational programming is readily available and can help your child learn while providing entertainment. Used appropriately, there’s no doubt that screen time can be an asset to your child’s development and their childhood experience.

What Are the Disadvantages to Screen Time?

Along with the good does come some bad. This is what can happen if your child is exposed to too much screen time.


Many people focus on the non-physical implications when they talk about too much screen time. The truth is, there are real repercussions for the physical body when you spend too much time with screens:

  • Eye strain and vision changes: Excessive use of screens can encourage nearsightedness, while the blue LED lights used could cause eye strain.
  • Sleep disruption: That blue light used in electronics can also work to disrupt the circadian rhythm and disrupt your child’s much-needed sleep.
  • Weak musculature and poor posture: Less physical movement can lead to poor muscle development and control. Meanwhile, hunching over screens can also encourage bad posture and result in back and neck problems.
  • Obesity: Too much screen time can lead to a lack of physical exercise. This will encourage obesity and bring along with it weight-related health problems.

The physical ramifications for too much screen time are very real. There are also important non-physical ramifications your child may experience if they have too much screen time:

  • Inability to be patient: Screens generally provide immediate satisfaction. With access to many different touch devices, even something as simple as a click or turning a page delays gratification. Fueled with so many experiences that provide immediate gratification, the real world can be difficult to navigate.
  • Difficulty making and keeping friends: Not surprisingly, your brain is responsible for your ability to interact appropriately with others in social situations. The frontal lobe bears the brunt of this responsibility and develops substantially during the early years. Too much screen time can leave your child missing out on this development—and impact on their social capabilities.
  • Behavior problems: Children who partake in more than 2 hours of screen time per day are statistically more likely to exhibit negative behaviors. They may also be more prone to bullying behavior.
  • Desensitization to violence: Excess screen time has been linked to violent outbursts. Graphic and violent shows and video games can leave children feeling that violence is an appropriate reaction.
  • Academic difficulty: Children who spend more time watching television have performed more poorly on academic tests. Try to stick to the recommended TV time for kids whenever possible.

Screen time doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. Limiting screen time can enable your child to reap the benefits of using technology without experiencing the drawbacks.

girl with a tablet

How Much Is Too Much?

Now you know more about both the good and the bad that can go along with the use of technology and screens. Knowing how much screen time is appropriate for your child can help you strike the balance you’re looking for.

The right amount of screen time for kids will depend on their age. Generally, the younger your child is, the less screen time they need to be experiencing. Here’s the breakdown of how much your child should be spending focused on a screen according to the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • 0–2 years: Screen time should be avoided. Try to keep your child engaged in activities that will help them reach physical and developmental markers.
  • 2–5 years: Your child should be using screens for 1 hour of their day. This screen time should be used on high-quality, educational apps or children’s viewing programs.
  • 6+ years: Limit screen time to 2 hours per day.

Limiting screen time can be a daunting task. It is doable though, and the results can be incredible. Puzzles, board games, card games, and arts and crafts projects are all great alternatives to screen time. Having your child be a part of the selection process can leave them feeling more agreeable to the limited screen time.

While planning your little one’s exposure to screen time, remember to keep in mind that all screen time is not created equal. High quality, learning-based programs and games should always be chosen over lower-quality options. This can help ensure your child’s exposure to screens still remains productive and moves beyond basic entertainment.

How to Make the Most of Screen Time for Kids

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to remove screen time from your family’s life entirely. But you can follow these tips for successfully using screen time for kids.

  • Be there: Screen time doesn’t have to be alone time. Co-viewing and engaging with your child during screened activities can encourage social interaction and build relationships.
  • Set limits: Parenting is about doing what’s best for your child. Though they may not be happy when you set a time limit on their screen activities, they will benefit from those limits.
  • Pay attention: Fully vet how your children are using their screens. If you have young children, explore the apps they download. If your children are older, make sure they know about internet safety.
  • Be a good example: It’s likely you could do with a little less screen time as well. Go ahead and put yours away—you’ll be a great role model for your kids in the process.
  • Have technology-free spaces: Don’t bring your phone to the dinner table or switch the television on while your kids do their homework. Designate specific areas and times to be screen-free. This can help encourage your children to partake in other activities.

Striking the Perfect Balance with Screen Time for Kids

We’ve created a world where we’re constantly in touch and tapped into everything that’s going on. There are many good things—and many bad things—that go along with that. The one inarguable piece is that children are exposed to more screens, for a longer time, than they ever have been before.

Understanding what your ultimate goals should be for screen time for kids can help you make wise parental choices. These choices can help set your child up for the success you know they deserve and can achieve.

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e-Media Education Lab : Un centre de ressource en ligne innovant à destination des formateurs d’enseignants en éducation aux médias

L’éducation aux médias est devenue une compétence-clé dans nos sociétés modernes. Elle sensibilise les étudiants aux questions liées aux médias et à la créativité médiatique. Nous remarquons cependant que sa mise en œuvre dans l’enseignement obligatoire est très variable en fonction des systèmes éducatifs et des groupes scolaires.

Cela s’explique en partie par le manque de soutien et de formation des enseignants en termes de développement de compétences en littératie médiatique.

Voilà pourquoi, le projet e-Media Education Lab (e-MEL) a créé des stratégies de formations innovantes pour les enseignants en formation initiale ou continue afin de renforcer leurs compétences en éducation aux médias.

e-Media Education Lab est un centre de ressources pour les formateurs d’enseignants

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Vous avez également la possibilité d’accéder à l’e-Lab pour adapter, mettre à jour ou créer vos propres scénarios de formation en éducation aux médias ou vos activités en ligne. De plus, en vous identifiant sur la carte des formateurs, vous prenez part, étape par étape, à la création d’un réseau européen de formateurs en éducation aux médias.

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Parenting for a Digital Future Roundup July 2018

With summer holidays on the horizon, here’s our roundup of recent posts from the Parenting for a Digital Future blog.

Privacy, safety and rights online
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force at the end of May, we asked how this will impact on children’s privacy and right to participate online, particularly given the fraught debates over the child’s age of consent. We also reflected on whether it will actually result in safer internet use for children across Europe’s multiple jurisdictions. Watch out for more on children’s privacy online and the GDPR in coming months.

Parenting for a Digital Future’s new national survey of UK parents also addressed child privacy and safety online issues, with a special focus in our third Parenting for a Digital Future Survey report, What do parents think and do about their children’s privacy online? We found that privacy is a top concern for parents, even though many report low privacy-supporting digital skills. On the blog, privacy was also discussed in relation to the Cambridge Analyticascandal. We presented practical solutions for parents to develop their ‘digital parenting’ skills and Brian O’Neill reported on prospects for a unified policy strategy for enhancing children’s internet use across Europe.

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Screen time: content, context and opportunity
Screen time is becoming an ever more significant issue, it seems. Our survey revealed that parents worry about the amount of time children spend looking at screens, even though it’s more the content children access that matters, and how they respond to it. Thus we questioned whether new government guidelines in Australia capture this shift in emphasis away from simple measures of screen time, and we reviewed two books which showed how engaging with screens can bring positive opportunities for children.

Family life and learning
How are families negotiating the digital age? Sonia Livingstone charted how digital media are opening up new opportunities for parents to support their children’s learning. We reviewed the evidence on how parents might help toddlers maximise the learning opportunities of touchscreen technology. Kate Miltner critically investigated the current push for parents and children to learn to code in the US. We examined how social class influences parents’ attitudes to their children’s use of social media in India and at how technology is used in Australian and UK schools, with the latter revealing how teenagers with visual impairments have used digital technology to improve their learning.

Evaluating risk
Comprehensive research in Latin America and Europe questioned whether increased access to online spaces results in more harm. Also researched was how teenage girls are harassed online and how we might empower girls to tackle this. We drew attention to the increased exposure of children to gamblingvia online advertising. Finally we contrasted two views on the media portrayal of suicide and the high-profile show, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.

Looking ahead we have plenty of posts lined up, but we are always keen to receive new contributions. Please take a look at our guidelines for guest contributors here and get in touch if you have an idea or some new research.

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Source : Parenting for a Digital Future Roundup July 2018

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Tu as une question sur la vie privée ?  Tu rencontres des problèmes ? Ou tu veux mieux protéger ta vie privée ?  Découvre ici tous les trucs & astuces.

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Nos ressources pédagogiques – CLEMI






Le CLEMI propose une série de ressources à destination des enseignants, classées par niveau et par thématique


Grâce à la veille et à l’activité documentaire du CLEMI, développez votre culture des médias ; cernez les enjeux et les problématiques actuels concernant les médias, notamment sous l’influence du numérique. Le CLEMI vous propose un repérage quotidien de contenus web relatifs à ces thématiques.

Suivre notre veille quotidienne

Le CLEMI alimente quotidiennement un fil Twitter « @VeilleduCLEMI » et un scoop it « Education aux médias et à l’information ». Retrouvez une sélection d’articles et de vidéos sur les problématiques en EMI : numérique, réseaux sociaux, données personnelles, propagande, rumeur, info/intox,  complotisme, analyse de l’image, jeunes et médias, journalisme, liberté de la presse, liberté d’expression, concentration des médias, etc.

Consultez nos dossiers thématiques

Des dossiers thématiques constitués d’articles et d’émissions en ligne sont regroupés dans « Clemidoc » sur la plateforme Pearltrees.

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Ce nouveau site destiné principalement aux universitaires et aux chercheurs suisses vous informe de manière complète (webinars et formations à l’appui) sur le droit d’auteur! Au travers des FAQ, des études de cas, d’un guide pratique sur les fondamentaux du droit d’auteur et d’un service en ligne, vous pourrez sans doute réponde à la grande majorité de vos questions.

Source : Newsletter Memoriav mai 2017

Spring 2017 Update: Parenting for a Digital Future

This month marks Parenting for a Digital Future’s two-year anniversary. Since our launch in 2015, we have been working to bring you the latest research and commentary about children, families and digital media. In this we have been helped by a generous group of guest bloggers – representing cutting-edge research from around the world and enabling our desire to reflect parenting in all its cultural diversity.

We aim to shed light on the lives of parents and children in the “digital age”. So, we considered what the viral video of the ‘BBC interview Dad’ tells us about the depiction of parenting online, and how parents turn to the internet (or sometimes away from it) when they face serious adversity in their lives. We reported on how and why parents’ own digital skills and values matter – showing that more skilled and confident parents are better placed to help their children maximise opportunities and minimize risks online. We also contributed to a new infographic from the Connected Learning Alliance to help parents balance between screen time hopes and fears, and insisted upon the methodological importance of considering digital media when conducting research about children’s identities and relationships.

Continuing to report findings from The Class, we located in ethnographic context the ways in which young people use screens and digital media in their everyday lives, and we discussed how to research learning in the context of ‘play and playfulness’, and the formation of learner identities over time.

Guest posters explored the dynamic between different family types in Jamaicaand a parent’s role in their child’s life online, how miners in Chile parent at a distance through social media, and the importance of an iPad for a Syrian refugee family whose son has Autism. Given the barriers to employment in the creative industries, we asked why it is so difficult for disadvantaged young people to find creative jobs and what educators might do to help. We also considered policy interventions aimed at increasing access and digital literacy, including a review of the 2016 US National Education Technology plan.

Privacy, and how it is understood, protected, and sometimes infringed – including by the Internet of Things, classroom management tools, or even parents ‘sharenting’ on behalf of their children – continues to be a common worry. So, too, are the specific opportunities and risks of digital media. We have explored what smart phones mean for parent-teenager communication, what toddlers learn from tablets, and how social media might be analysed by A-level students. Research on parenting can help in identifying pitfalls, strategies for digital media at home, involvement in a children’s online world, engaging in after-school programmes, and understanding the inseparable nature of a child’s online and offline life.

We have lots more exciting content coming up in the next few months – from emerging insights from our book (!) as we write it, to our new project on “making” by young children, to guest posts from India, Sweden and China and on topics ranging from resources for fathers online to how parents display ‘good parenting’ in their children’s lunchboxes.

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Source : Spring 2017 Update: Parenting for a Digital Future

La Semaine des médias 2017 en Suisse : Toujours connectés ?

Réseaux sociaux, big data, géolocalisation, objets connectés… Comment Internet est-elle l’invention qui a le plus modifié l’histoire de l’humanité ?

L’édition 2017 de La Semaine des Médias dresse un panorama du web, de son invention dans les années 1960 à ses projections futures. La série éclaire quelques-unes des innovations majeures de l’histoire d’Internet : réseaux sociaux, smartphones, moteurs de recherche, big data, géolocalisation, objets connectés, etc. Comment et pourquoi Internet est-elle l’invention qui a le plus modifié l’histoire de l’humanité ?

Source : La Semaine des médias 2017 : Toujours connectés ?

« Media education, comunicazione interculturale e Hate speech »: un manuale per i giovani | BandieraGialla

Zaffiria-Centro per l’educazione ai media e Cospe Onlus hanno realizzato il manuale dal titolo « Media education, comunicazione interculturale e Hate speech« , con l’obiettivo di spiegare e contrastare il linguaggio dell’odio sul web, un fenomeno purtroppo sempre più diffuso su Internet, soprattutto tra i giovani.

Il volume è destinato principalmente a educatori e insegnati che nel manuale possono trovare idee ed esempi concreti per affrontare questo tema, a scuola e non solo.

Source : « Media education, comunicazione interculturale e Hate speech »: un manuale per i giovani | BandieraGialla