Notes from a Child Psychologist

Screen Time and Your Child's Mental Health

March 22, 2022 Dr. Tasha Brown Season 1 Episode 13
Notes from a Child Psychologist
Screen Time and Your Child's Mental Health
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Technology, namely portable devices, has impacted every industry imaginable while giving us unprecedented access to information. Through these advancements, our children have learned online during a pandemic, connected to relatives in different parts of the world, and gained knowledge at a speed that we could have only imagined 20 years ago. 


Despite the positive impact that portable computers, tablets, and smartphones have provided, we cannot ignore the negative impact. As children become more connected to devices, parents and caregivers often ask me how these devices and the media that children consume on them impact their mental health. 


In this episode, we discuss screen time through the lens of mental health for children. We'll cover screen time recommendations based on The American Psychological Association's research for different age groups and strategies to help parents and caregivers monitor and control access to what their children are consuming. 


  • [00:01:30] How screen time has evolved from Millennials and Generation Z and the Note of the week from The American Psychological Association
  • [00:05:30] The American Psychological Association has released media guidelines- here is what parents and caregivers should know about introducing screen time.
  • [00:07:50] Are you a parent or caregiver struggling to set limits on screen time and media for your teenager? Here are a few strategies that you can use to set age-appropriate boundaries while limiting the drama. 
  • [00:08:45] The importance of parents and caregivers monitoring media and providing context
  • [00:13:02] The negative impacts of screen time and what parents and caregivers can do to minimize it.
  • [00:14:58] Screen time and sleep habits 
  • [00:17:38] Cyberbullying and how to protect your child 
  • [00:21:41] How to use your parenting values to create your family's framework around screen time

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Note of the week - APAs Screen Time Recommendations

Additional Article- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6214874/


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