Healthy Children Media Plan

Healthychildren.org, is a health information website targeting parents form the American Academy of Paediatrics. Within it, they have a website that lets families build a media plan to clearly define how and when screens may be used in and out of the household.

Access the resource here: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx

It’s good because:

  • It is tailored to the age of the child,
  • Parents can select where the child can and can’t use their screens (eg charges overnight in kitchen, can’t use TV or mobile devices at meal times).

It’s not so good because:

  • You have to print the page from the web browser to save a copy of the personalised plan (and how many families will have a desktop computer and a printer at home these days?) So make sure, as the clinician, you offer to create it in the clinic and hand it to them.

 

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