- Children will tend to model their behaviours on you, so if you start reading a book, they may follow your lead.
- Talk together about the time they spend online.
Understand what they're doing and explain your concerns.
- Agree an appropriate length of time that they can use their device.
Put in place a family agreement to set some boundaries and don't break them.
- Get the whole family to unplug and create 'screen free' zones at home.
- Use technology and apps to help manage screen time.
For example, the Forest app enables them to grow a beautiful forest each day they don't use their phone for a set amount of time. The iPad's 'Guided Access' limits the time you can access any given app, which can be great for younger children.
Playing online is great fun. Screen Time — a new feature of iOS 12 — lets you know how much time you and your kids spend on apps, websites, and more. This way, you can make more informed decisions about how you use your devices, and set limits if you'd like to.
These guys have put together help so you can learn how to manage your childs screen time.