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Education Spotlight: Screen Time

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

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Screens & Kids

Research and advocacy for classroom digital device health & safety policies. #myopia#obesity#anxiety#sleep#addiction#privacy Go outside and play!

Website for Screens & Kids.

Screen Time Colorado

Screen Time In Schools. - Why Parents Should Care

Visit our website: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), today’s children are spending an average of SEVEN hours per day on electronic devices! Screen use and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from these devices have been associated with health risks such as myopia, retinal damage, sleeplessness, addiction and behavioral issues. Screen use at school also brings with it information sharing and privacy issues. We invite you to experience this well-received event featuring a distinguished panel of experts sharing their experience and advice on this important topic. We believe you will find it worthwhile, especially if you are responsible for the health and well-being of a child. --FAIR USE NOTICE— Due to the social nature of this site, this channel may make use of copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Its application constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this channel is offered publicly and without profit, to the users of the internet for comment and nonprofit educational, informational purposes. The following work is intended to be shared, is free and only for educational purposes.

Melody Parrish, Deputy Commissioner of Technology at TEA, Texas SBOE Testimony


Texas HB 3489

Texas Legislature Online

9/1/2021 (effective)

HB 3489 in 87R

Caption Text: Relating to development of guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools and a school district or open-enrollment charter school policy for the effective integration of those devices.

Author: Parker(R) | Dutton(D) | Ordaz Perez | Buckley(R) | Price(R)

Sponsor: Taylor

Note: The Texas Education Agency shall develop and distribute the guidelines for the use of digital devices required under Section 38.0231, Education Code, as added by this Act, for use beginning with the 2023-2024 school year.

Virginia HB 817

Virginia Legislature

07/01/20 (effective)

HB 817

Public schools; use of digital devices.

SUMMARY AS PASSED: Department of Education; Department of Health; guidelines for use of digital devices in public schools. Requires the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and distribute health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools no later than the 2021-2022 school year.

What Caused The Uptick In Mental Health Issues In Students?


Eanes ISD Parents in Westlake, Texas Push back against EdTech


France just banned smartphones in schools during all hours of the day


Maryland HB1110 / CH244

Maryland Legislature



Requiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, by June 1, 2019, to develop health and safety best practices for the use of digital devices in school classrooms; and requiring the Department, by July 1, 2019, to provide the best practices to each county board and nonpublic school for consideration and adoption.

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD

By Sean Coughlan | BBC News 09/15/2015

Reset Your Child's Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time

by Victoria L. Dunckley MD


Parents with 2 young kids obsessed with electronic devices get an intervention

ABC News' "20/20" follows a family as they go on a four-week electronics fast.

Digital Media Treatment & Education

Founder, Tracy Markle

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