Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The kids will soon be out on summer vacation. But will they take a break from their screens as well? The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry says that on average.
Kids eight to twelve-years-old spend four to six hours a day watching or using screens, with teens spending up to nine hours.
Gundersen Health System Child and Family Therapist Jeff Reiland suggests creating a family rule that screen time can only happen after other activities.
He also recommends creating a summer bucket list that’s filled with screen-free activities like going to the park or the beach.