Screen Time: Issues and Recommendations


  • Nancy Caukin


Picture this: Students fully engaged in class activities on their laptops with instructions projected digitally at the front of the room. Meanwhile, some students are discreetly texting on their phones - three devices vying for attention and requiring focus. We often hear about the drawbacks of spending too much time in front of screens, commonly known as screen time. However, what constitutes screen time? Are all forms of screen time equal or detrimental, or are there benefits? What recommendations exist, and how can parents and teachers mitigate the adverse effects of excessive screen exposure? Exploring these questions will yield insights and recommendations.