Screen-Free Week

We often hear parents express concerns about how to engage their children in activities other than smart phones, video games and TV.  Screen-Free Week offers support for this.  In 2018, Screen-Free Week is April 30- May 6.  It also corresponds with Children’s Book Week.

The AAP supports this event and encourages parents to create a Family Media Plan at HeatlhyChildren.Org.  This Media Plan can be used all year round to support your child’s health and well-being.  The plan can be customized for each child in your family.  It is designed to include measures for:

  • Screen-Free Zones
  • Screen-Free Times
  • Device Curfews
  • Choosing and Diversifying Media
  • Balancing Online and Off-line Time
  • Manners Matter
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Safety First
  • Sleep & Exercise

Screenfree.org offers other resources that support spending free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends.  See what you discover as a family by adopting screen free time on a regular basis.

Want real-life strategies for reducing children’s screen time?  This article offers 7 – parent approved tips for success!