Make a Family Media Plan
Media is everywhere and managing it all can be tough. Having a plan can help. Create a personalized family media plan to set the media priorities that matter most to your family.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Create rules for media and technology that are in line with your family’s values.
Discuss them with your kids. Here are a few example rules to consider:
Set screen-free zones (such as the dinner table) to strengthen family face-to-face connections.
Set screen-free times (such as during homework or before bed) so media does not interfere with learning and sleep.
Have a "one screen at a time" rule and turn off devices not in use to minimize distractions.
Make sure to create a plan for every member of your family, including yourself.
Remember, you are an important role model in practicing healthy digital habits and establishing a healthy relationship with technology.
Revisit and revise your plan often.
The beginning of each school year or during summer and holiday breaks are great times to review your plan. Remember, plans should evolve as your child matures and develops.
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