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 A’s and links to featured websites 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. To go directly to the Reduce Screen Time Tools and Resources

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/12pgs 4.42mb) (also available in Spanish (pdf/10pgs 3.35mb))

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


Web sites of interest:

The problem with children watching television
A research blog to improve outcomes for children, youth and families.http://blog.childtrends.org/2011/06/06/the-problem-with-children-watching-television/

Parent Further, a Search Institute resource for families, discusses "E-parenting." http://www.parentfurther.com/technology-media

Updated Monday, October 21, 2013 at 04:44PM