Now more than ever, your children will be accessing devices and online interactivity for a multitude of reasons – home learning, communicating with friends and family, entertainment and streaming to name a few.
Our fab E Safety partner from Online Safety UK has shared some really informative yet concise resources that I have linked below for parents and carers to have a look at to ensure that you are up to date with the best way to do you bit to keep children safe online and managing their screen time effectively.
Understandably, implementing screen time management during a period where you are at home more than ever is a hard task, however it will go a long way in reducing the shock of transitioning out of lockdown measures and returning to school in which ever capacity they may face in the coming weeks and months.
It is in your interest as a family wherever possible to try and keep a sense of routine and structure to your days including (but not exhaustively): home learning, outdoor time, family time, art/craft projects, reading, screen time and talk time. For this to have effect and not become a chore to do, it is best to try and create this plan WITH your child so they feel a sense of control and ownership over their time.
Have a go at trying to plan you daily routine and make sure you are always aware of your children’s gaming, youtube and online content – good luck!