A Pew Research Center survey found that 71% of parents are worried their children are spending too much time in front of a screen.
Watching TV, playing video games, and using a smartphone or tablet is part of most children’s lives. And now, school involves screens too.
But not all screen time is created equal, and parents can take certain measures to make screen time quality time.
Ben Neely, Revolution Prep’s Chief Product Officer, shares his advice.
“Quality screen time is all about measuring, monitoring, and meaningfulness. By creating dynamic, interactive, and educational experiences, we can take advantage of all of the possibilities that technology offers us,” he says.
Industry experts agree. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) writes that, because children emulate parental behavior, parents’ tech use should serve as examples for their children. The same article highlights the importance of keeping a student’s interests and personality in mind.
At Revolution Prep, we use our teaching platform to do exactly that: Build study plans that are specific to each student’s wants and needs. Doing so allows us to create screen time that is valuable, informative, and has a lasting impact in their lives.
“Every lesson with our tutors is designed to maximize quality use of screen time. Our sessions are productive and goal-oriented, and we use technology to equip your child with the tools and knowledge to become a confident, independent learner,” Ben adds.
There is a clear difference between screen time spent learning and becoming a more well-rounded person, and screen time spent playing games. And while playtime is fun and should be encouraged, it doesn’t have the lasting, positive influence learning has.
So, as you navigate parenting in a screen-filled world, remember to measure, monitor, and make sure that your child is spending meaningful time online.
We’re here to help you do that.
-The Revolution Prep Team