In a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help families manage the ever-changing digital landscape:
- Set screen time limits and encourage playtime.
- Screen time shouldn’t always be alone time.
- Be a good role model.
- Limit digital media for your youngest family members.
- Create tech-free zones.
- Don’t use technology as an emotional pacifier.