Screens are so useful that people just get addicted to them. This happens on both adults and kids. Today we are introducing you the ways to help solving screen addiction. (some of them work on adult too!)
Turn off notifications
Notifications pull attention. While the notifications are useful to remind or inform important things, but most of them are just make you or your kids to interact with an app (which is probably a game or social media apps!).
Have grayscale screen
Those beautiful colour will bring you into digital world and waste your kids’ time before you even notice them. There are plenty of apps out there in appstore of both Android and IOS system that gives you and your kids
Charge the phone outside the bedroom
Rolling over the bed and spend great amount of time with your dear phone feels good, isn’t it? Try putting your kids’ phone in your bedroom and your phone outside your bedroom(could be your kids’ room) to charge. You can monitor and limit each others’ screen time together.
Remove social media from the phone
Whether or not you still use social media on your computer, you will find you and your kids to have saved a lot of time for things that really matter!
Be a role model for kids
Just like the malay saying: Crabs to teach their kids to walk straight, you can’t convince your kid to quit the screen if you yourself have deep addiction to it! Try applying the tips above to quit the screen together
- Sierra, F. (2018, March 1). 7 surprisingly easy ways to fight your screen addiction. Retrieved 24 December 2019, from https://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/7-surprisingly-easy-ways-to-fight-your-screen-addiction/
- 5 ways to prevent screen addiction for 8-13 years old. (2018, October 24). Retrieved 24 December 2019, from https://kidsnclicks.com/5-ways-to-prevent-screen-addiction-for-8-13-years-old/
- Dan, T. (2014, May 12). Five Ways to Break Your Kids’ Screen Addiction (and Yours, Too). Retrieved 24 December 2019, from https://finance.yahoo.com/news/five-ways-to-break-your-kids-screen-addiction-and-85327297754.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKs-XI437C3CoyB4nmk0ZdfbOCpHFN4CdDTzsaBpCi29bGX51mFuBtd6IFB8Vc9GPPHsvJTnSQTLio9iNMGFirUqcyS4epj3cVD1ltU3_b-w3ndQ7I2Bb-opvI2fcNIppE5p2WYZKrxR6B2L3BJPRkfdNKu_5j5febfQRo0rcfih