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April 29, 2020

University Business

Screen time use sparks discussion over how much is too much

Mimi Ito, Director of the Connected Learning Lab at UC Irvine and Executive Director of Connected Camps, notes that “strict screen time rules, monitoring and surveillance are not always the best strategies, which is why even the American Association of Pediatrics has moved away from them.

“In fact, being fearful, restrictive and controlling of kids’ media use can backfire as it breeds a climate of mistrust, and kids learn to operate in secrecy. Teens generally describe parental surveillance as one of the biggest threats to their online privacy. Instead, parenting that promotes trust and disclosure may be more effective for keeping abreast of a child’s activities both online and offline.”

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Screen time use sparks discussion over how much is too much

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