How many hours a day are suggested for screen use?
Too much screen time will negatively affect adults. Children are especially susceptible to adverse effects from too much time spent in front of a screen either from a computer, phone, or TV. In fact, the World Health Organization has suggested that children under 5 should have limited to no screen time. The most a 4 to 5-year-old should have is an hour a day. If a child has watched 90 minute Disney movie - this is already too long. As an entirely online school, we rely on computers. Computers are very powerful tools, but can also cause problems for us. Therefore, in order to be successful in educating students, we need to help guide a healthy lifestyle. We strongly recommend following the WHO guidelines for young children. The effects of screens on humans are still being discovered. Because smart devices have become so popular in the last 10 years, the science and health concerns have not been fully studied. Therefore, research is limited with regard to how screens can affect us. However, screen use and an inability to pay attention may be connected, Mobile device use has been associated with language delays in 18-month old children. For children over the age of 5, the recommended screen time varies. Some sources say two hours is acceptable, and others say more. In any case, it is best to stay within that range. Our classes are intentionally chosen to last 30 and 45 minutes. We want everyone to get the most value out of your classes. When you are done with class, take a step away from the screen to relax. Don’t go to your phone. Go for a walk. SEA recommends that for every 45 minute class you have with us, spend at least one hour doing some physical activity. You can go for a walk, ride a bike, play a sport, or just stand up. Please do not spend all your time in front of the screen. Answered by Chris Ternosky #futureeducation #worldschool #privatelearning #distanceschooling #globalschool #multiculturalschoolroom #fulltimetravel #expatfamily #internationalschool #kotiopetus #kotikoulu #hemskola #hemskolning #hemundervisning #hjemmeundervisning #koduõppe #thuisonderwijs #instructionparentale #elernen #educacaodomiciliar #homeschool #homeschooling #homeeducation #elearning #onlineschool #virtualclassroom #virtualacademy