Building Strong and Smart Youth

Our Children and Media

Our children are constantly being bombarded with information and media from TV, smartphones, computers, and tables.

Consequence from Media Over Exposure

  • Obesity
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Loneliness and Depression
  • Cyberbullying and Aggression
  • Academic Problem
  • Other Behavior and Cognitive problems

Tips to Cut Down on Screen Time

  • Model Healthy “Media Diets”
  • Make a Media Plan
  • Limit Entertainment Screen Time to Less Than 1-2 hours per day
  • For Children under 2, Discourage Screen Media Exposure
  • No Media or Phone 1 Hour Before Bed to Decrease Sleep Disturbance
  • Keep Televisions, Computers, Cell Phones, and Tablets out of Children’s Rooms
  • The Presence of Media Devices in Bedrooms Increasing Viewing
  • Use your DVR and Parental controls
  • Monitor what your Children are Using and Accessing (including Social Networks)
  • Don’t eat front of the TV
  • Encourage Active Play
  • Promote Family Activities
  • Promote Extracurricular Activities
     
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”