Children and Teens
Growing up with digital technology is great, but too much screen time can have a harmful impact on your mental, emotional and physical health. It’s important to be aware of how much time you’re spending on your screen and know when it’s time to take a break.
Parents and Caregivers
Digital technology allows our kids to stay connected in ways most of us never experienced growing up. Though digital devices can offer many benefits, it’s important to teach children and teens how to balance the risks and know when it’s time to take a break.
Healthy Self-Esteem and Screen Time
Scroll through any social media platform and you’re guaranteed to see countless images of beautiful people, beautiful places and picture-perfect lives. Whether these are accurate representations of reality is questionable. What we do know is that repeated exposure to filtered, unrealistic and misleading images can be harmful to children and teens' self-esteem.
Healthy Sleep and Screen Time
Sleep is incredibly important for the healthy development of children and teens and is the power source that keeps the mind alert and calm to function at its best. Recent research indicates children and teens are getting fewer and fewer hours of sleep. Find out more about how screen time impacts sleep and what can be done to reduce this risk.
Lost Connections and Screen Time
It’s become an all too familiar scene of friends and families spending “quality time” together while having their attention focused on their screens and digital devices. Even when sharing physical space, people may grow emotionally distant from one another due to too much screen time.
Mental Health and Screen Time
Digital technology is powerful. It connects us to friends, keeps us entertained and makes tasks like ordering food and applying for college easy and convenient, but what are the impacts on our mental health if we’re always connected?
Recognizing the Positives of Screen Time
Digital technology is beneficial in many ways including staying connected with loved ones, doing research for school and getting the latest news. It’s important to find a healthy balance of screen time and other activities and recognize how certain screen time can help children and teens.
Strategies and Tools to Help Take a Break
Learn some helpful tips on how to cut down on screen time.
Student Wellness and Well-being
Find resources and information aimed at helping Saskatchewan students to stay safe and supported at school and in their communities.