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Managing Screen Time At Any Age

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1519381345942{padding-top: 43px !important;}”][vc_column][edgtf_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”one-column” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][edgtf_elements_holder_item item_padding=”0 9%” item_padding_1280_1600=”0 5%” item_padding_1024_1280=”0 5%” item_padding_768_1024=”0 6%” item_padding_680_768=”0 4%” item_padding_680=”0 0″][vc_column_text][edgtf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”#d6a67c” background_color=””]S[/edgtf_dropcaps]creen time – one of the most difficult things to manage in a work-from-home, school-from-home environment. And while it’s very important to manage the amount of screen exposure your children have, it’s equally important that we limit screen time for ourselves – even when working from home.

The graph below shows my recommendations regarding total screen time, depending on your age and the device that you use. If your 12-year old child uses a desktop computer only, she can spend up to 2hr per day on it, provided that you ban all other screens (TV, etc.). If your only computer is a laptop, the daily limit is 40min (i.e. 3 times less). If you use a smartphone only, the limit is 20min (i.e 6 times less).

The same logic applies to taking breaks: the smaller the screen, the more frequently you should take a break, as shown below.

 

[/vc_column_text][/edgtf_elements_holder_item][/edgtf_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]by Olivier Girard, Ergonomist and Posture Therapist, Member of Logitech Ergo Lab Scientific Advisory Board[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”91px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]