With the access to media literally at our fingertips, often parents wonder about the right amount of time for a child to have access to screens. Different sources have different opinions about this, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has developed a few tools to assist families in figuring out the balance based on each family’s personal lifestyle and values.
Check out this link to access the Family Media Use Plan as well as the Media Time Calculator. These tools allow you to create personalized plans not only for your family but also for individual children, based on their separate needs.
Below is an example of how your child’s media plan may look.