Internet Safety for Kids: 5 Screen Time Tips
Internet & Safety
Today it seems as if everyone, including young children, are plugged in. Playing games, using educational apps, watching YouTube videos, thumbing through social media—screen time is a part of our culture. And while technology has become a critical tool in our lives, it has also been linked to emotional and health risks, including the tendency to sit instead of being physically active, sleeping problems, social isolation, and bullying. As an early childhood education provider, we’re as concerned as you are about how much screen time children have and how they use that time. Children are developing the critical-thinking skills they need to make good lifestyle choices, including safe digital choices. We want children to become active creators, rather than passive consumers, of technology. We want them to use technology as a tool to learn, explore the world, and build community. And, most importantly, we want our children to be safe.