Children and Screen Time: One Parent’s Guiding Questions


Children of all ages are increasingly using technology both in and out of the classroom, making screen time a hot topic for parents and teachers. A few recent studies show that too much screen time has many negative effects, including obesity, irregular sleep patterns, and social/behavioral issues.

With the holidays approaching, students will have a few weeks off school and many of them will spend that time looking at screens: televisions, phones, tablets, handheld game consoles, etc. In a recent Huffington Post article, Dion Lim, NextLesson’s Co-founder/CEO and father of three, shared some questions for families to ask themselves to help guide their technology usage.

Some of these questions include how the technology is being used, when privacy is appropriate and if technology usage is a privilege, entitlement or responsibility.

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