The real risks posed by too much screen time

Just as the Christmas holidays have ended and children have gone back to school, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced guidance saying screen time for kids may not be as bad as we all thought. I’m sure many parents would have preferred this guidance to have come out before the recent holidays because, well, you know, screen time rules get a bit flexible during holiday periods, don’t they?

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Children need screen time, just like adults and our houses are full of tech. Sometimes, however, I worry mums and dads rely on it too heavily as a comfort blanket.
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Be Strong Online: Teaching digital resilience

How do you talk to your children about digital resilience? Mums, dads and children spend so much time online that we’re being presented with challenges that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Children have to be taught how to react if they spot a hurtful meme, if they’re excluded from a WhatsApp group or tagged in a spiteful Facebook or Snapchat post.

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The Be_Strong Online workshop I attended was aimed at children, but even I learned a thing or two.

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