Our Family Agreement

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

“Parents play an important role in helping children and teens navigate media [which] means teaching them how to use it as a tool to create, connect and learn.”

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Our Family Agreement:

  • Our Goals For You
  • Building Healthy Digital Habits
  • Guidelines for Device Use
  • Parental Privileges
  • Parental Privileges
  • Our Goals for You

  • As your parents, we want you to:
  • Write your own:
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Screen Time Guidelines
    The AAP's guidelines for children over 6 are fairly open-ended. Rather than specific time limits, their recommendation is to balance media use with other healthy behaviors.
  • Guidelines for Device Use

  • Before screen time begins, we expect you to have completed your:
  • Generally, you may have screen time:
  • Please refrain from using screens while:
  • Write your own:
  • Building Healthy Digital Habits

  • Good manners are always a plus+:
  • Be responsible online — always think before:
  • Learn to take breaks:
  • Write your own:
  • Expectations and Consequences

  • Some basic rules:
  • We expect you to:
  • Your device privileges may be taken away if:
  • Write your own:
  • Parental Privileges

  • We're responsible for your digital safety and teaching you healthy habits:
  • We may review your online activity which includes:
  • Does your child use social media?
  • You may use:
  • Based on our extensive review of the research
    Based on our extensive review of the research, the recommendation is to limit teens to 1-2 platforms and encourage them to limit their time to approximately 30 minutes on each.
  • We will:
  • We expect that you will be mindful of:
  • You will:
  • Write your own:

  • Our Goals For You

  • As your parents, we want you to:
  • Write your own:
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics’ screen time guidelines for children over 6 are fairly open-ended. Rather than specific time limits, their recommendation is to balance media use with other healthy behaviors: “What’s most important is that parents be their child’s ‘media mentor.’ Parents play an important role in helping children and teens navigate media [which] means teaching them how to use it as a tool to create, connect and learn."

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