The generation of kids and teens growing up today must contend with the constant presence of screens, smartphones, and social media at increasingly younger ages. It is unchartered territory for them–and for their parents.
The information below aims to help parents who are struggling to figure out what sorts of limits work best for their families. Our resource guide falls into two categories: the first category attempts to pull together articles and research on the effects of screens and technology on young people’s mental health and wellness. The second category presents different action plans, such as the Wait Till 8th Campaign, that some parents in Pelham have attempted in response to these concerns.