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Healthy screen habits for children - safe technology use

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For children today, TVs, computers, gaming devices, mobile phones and tablets are part of everyday life. Screen technology is a big part of how they learn, socialise and have fun.

There are health risks for children when they spend excessive amounts of time in front of screens, or use devices inappropriately. Parents can help children stay safe and healthy as they get the most from these technologies. It is important that children develop healthy screen habits early, and have a balance of activities in their life.

More information

There is more information in the  Parent Easy Guide  Safe technology use  

Parent Easy Guides are prepared by Parenting SA. Parenting SA is a partnership of the Women's and Children's Health Network and the Department for Education and Child Development South Australia.

As well you may be interested in many articles on the Raising Children Network site in their sections

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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