Does Your Family Need to Cut Down on Screen Time?

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Does Your Family Need to Cut Down on Screen Time?

How much time do you and your family spend using digital devices? Have you been looking at screens more during the pandemic?

Do you ever grow tired of being online or wish you could spend more quality time with your family?

In “5 Tips for Reducing Family Screen Time,” Hina Talib shares some ways to practice digital wellness with your family in a short interactive article:

Students, click through and read the article, then tell us:

  • Do you think your family needs to cut down on screen time? Why or why not?

  • How many hours do you and your family spend each day on screens? What screen-based activities does your family engage in most?

  • How hard would it be to reduce your screen time as a family? Have you ever tried before? If so, how did it go?

  • How might cutting down on screen time benefit you and your family? Do you think you might spend more quality time together?

  • What do you think of Ms. Talib’s suggestions for practicing digital wellness? Do you think you might try any of her ideas, such as creating device-free zones or making a family media plan?


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Students 13 and older in the United States and Britain, and 16 and older elsewhere, are invited to comment. All comments are moderated by the Learning Network staff, but please keep in mind that once your comment is accepted, it will be made public.