Renseignements en français

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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Lost Connections and Screen Time

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Spending more time looking at screens instead of the friends and family at our sides can damage relationships. When children are young, they are developing essential language, behavioural and verbal skills. If parents are more focused on their screens rather than interacting with their children and teens, the results can be delayed speech and gaps in language skills for children. The consequences of too much screen time are even greater in tweens and teens. Where typical face-to-face interactions and conversations help develop life skills like empathy and sensitivity to others, the constant use of digital communication instead of personal interactions greatly stunts these emotional developments for children. Being aware of how much time is being spent on screens and learning how taking a break for those around you is key to building and maintaining healthy relationships.

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