November 23 - Screen Time

November 23

Checking in with...our Student Support Services Team
Our District employs counselors, school resource officers, social workers, and other professionals to provide appropriate services to meet the needs of individual students and families. We've asked them to share insight with families each month. For November, we are focusing on questions regarding screen time:

How much screen time is too much? That's a difficult question in our fast-paced and technology-driven world. Think about your child’s overall health and wellness.

  • Do they get plenty of sleep and exercise?
  • Are they keeping up with school?
  • Do they spend quality time with friends and family?
  • Do they enjoy non-screen activities, like music or sports?

These are important questions to answer as we look at the impact of technology/social media on our students' learning and mental health. Attached please find a few articles that dive deeper into setting limits on screen time and how it affects our mental health and social relationships. 

Additional Resources:

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

How to Set Limits on Screen Time - Child Mind Institute