Caitlin Harrington with a thoughtful post about digital, media consumption.
Use sparingly. Limit screens before bed, during meals, and running in the background for no reason.
Use occasionally. Turn off “autoplay” on YouTube, turn on apps to limit screentime. Limit/abstain use of violent games or content.
Use moderately. Monitor usage of age-appropriate ebooks, movies/tv, online video, and video games.
Use freely. Free usage of video chats with family, co-viewing of educational content, creative tools (Scratch, Minecraft, coding platforms). Free use of audiobooks, music, podcasts. Encourage healthy, active participation with online affinity groups.
This model was apparently sourced from: MIMI ITO, CONNECTED LEARNING RESEARCH NETWORK; ANYA KAMENETZ, THE ART OF SCREEN TIME; CAROLINE KNORR, COMMON SENSE MEDIA; JENNY RADESKY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL SCHOOL; MICHAEL RICH, CENTER ON MEDIA AND CHILD HEALTH