Australian families are exceeding screen time guidelines:New course empowers parents on navigating screen use in early childhood
Studies have shown that many Australian families are exceeding the recommended daily screen limits, with the extent of screen use increasing with a child’s age.
When it comes to screens and the digital world, parents are operating in the dark when it comes to understanding how much screen time is age-appropriate, and how to make responsible tech choices to set kids up for healthy tech habits later in life.
Cyberpsychologist Jocelyn Brewer’s new program, Screens in Early Childhood, is designed to empower parents and early childhood educators to understand how to incorporate digital media and screens into the lives of children in a safe and responsible way, without the guilt.
“As a parent to a five-year-old myself, I know how hard it can be to manage and monitor digital use for kids under the age of six, but I also know the impact of screen time on young kids and their essential development. Studies show many Australian children are having more than the recommended amount of screen time each day, but this isn’t about parent shaming, parents simply aren’t being set-up to succeed,” says Jocelyn.
The program, delivered online over four weeks, is designed to provide practical tools for parents so they can walk away knowing how to manage screen use, and how to make the most of screen alternatives.
“This program is designed for parents with kids aged 6 months to 6 years old, based on my own experiences, studies and best-practice guidelines. I’ll be digesting the latest research and providing practical strategies for intentional screen time, without the scream-time,” says Jocelyn.
Screens in Early Childhood begins on 24 October and runs for four-weeks. The program is $44.
Participants will learn:
- To understand the positive and negative impacts of screen-based media on infant, toddler and preschooler brain and language development.
- To build the skills to identify and appraise appropriate apps and games for toddlers and awareness of parental technology use behaviours that impact behaviour.
- To apply the principles of healthy technology habits and a balanced relationship with devices, apps and games.
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+ About Jocelyn Brewer:
Jocelyn is a Sydney-based psychologist with a special interest in the psychology of technology and staying human in a digital age. She created Digital Nutrition in 2013 as a positive framework for addressing digital wellbeing issues and our love-hate relationship with technology. In addition to her private psychology practice, Jocelyn is a sought-after speaker, educator and media commentator on issues related to cyberpsychology, digital wellbeing and mental health.
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