Encouraging and developing healthy habits is key to gaining the most from our screens while maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the offline/real world.
It is not necessary to have a set amount of screen time. This can be difficult to manage and even more difficult to adhere too. There will be times when it suits everyone for children to have more screen time – and that is fine! If the balance shifts to include more screen time one day, we can try to engage in more offline activities the next. A one size fits all approach is not sustainable, or helpful.
Have a go at completing our activities to evaluate how you balance your online and offline activities as a family. This might be a good opportunity to talk about the digital content and media they are engaging with, and establish some consistent routines to allow for healthier online/screen habits!