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You are taking a positive step by limiting your child's time on media devices, like TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones, and video games. You have probably already thought about why cutting down on screen time is a good thing. Too much screen time can limit time for physical activity, reading, schoolwork, and talking with family and friends.
You can help your child spend less time on media devices by using some of the suggestions below. Or you may have other ideas about how to do this for your child and family. Many of these ideas also can help parents limit their own screen time. As you start making plans, think of possible problems ahead that will make it difficult to succeed. Having options for these problems will improve your chances for success.
Your doctor can help you and your child. Together you can make these changes work for your family.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
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Adaptation Date: 2/28/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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