Television/Screen Time and Health

Television/Screen Time and Health
Resources

Organizations

Kaiser Family Foundation reports and fact sheets.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Health Topics: Internet/Media Use

Articles, Q and As and links to featured websites to help parents understand media's impact on children, establish guidelines for media use, learn about rating systems and become educated media consumers.

Active Bodies Active Minds - Screen-time Reduction
Resources for early childhood professionals.

Center for Media Literacy
Largest producer and distributor of media literacy education materials in North America.

Program for the Study of Media and Health, Kaiser Family Foundation
Highlights research of the Kaiser Family Foundation concerning the relationship between entertainment media and health, with a special focus on children and media. Also features a series of fact sheets titled Children, Health and the Media.

Center for SCREEN-TIME Awareness
An international non-profit organization whose focus is on empowering people to use technology responsibly. The Center encourages people to take time for themselves, their families and their communities by taking control of the electronic media in their lives, not allowing it to control them. The Center is best known for its annual campaign TV-Turnoff Week.


Programs and Curricula

WE CAN!
Visit the We Can! website to explore a variety of tools and resources to help reduce screen time.

Eat Well and Keep Moving
A school-based intervention to improve activity and dietary behaviors among 4th and 5th grade students, focusing on four behavioral changes: reducing television viewing; increasing physical activity; decreasing consumption of high-fat foods; and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. Consists of age-appropriate classroom lesson plans and classroom-based campaigns as well as home activities for family members.

Planet Health
A school-based intervention to improve activity and dietary behaviors among 7th and 8th grade students, focusing on four behavioral changes: reducing television viewing; increasing physical activity; decreasing consumption of high-fat foods; and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. The primary goal was a reduction in the prevalence of obesity.

Kaiser Family Foundation Screen-time toolkit (PDF) Also available in Spanish (PDF)

Active Bodies Active Minds – Screen-time Reduction
(Resources for Families)


Websites

Watching television
Child Trends shares research on a variety of issues affecting families, children, youth and families.

Parent Further, a Search Institute resource for families, discusses "E-parenting."

Updated Monday, November 07, 2016 at 10:32AM