Parents also need to learn how to control their own digital habits and behaviours
Christmas may be over, but the truth is that most of us are still a bit all over the place after the festivities - especially children.
It's hard to expect youngsters to go cold turkey (excuse the pun) on their devices after being given more time on them over the past couple of weeks - so a plan of action is needed.
Speaking on Today FM's Dermot and Dave, Digital Wellness Consultant Carrie Budds has some very useful tips and resources that can help parents with this issue.
Carrie recommends parents set boundaries well in advance of holidays whilst also keeping up to date with the apps their children are using.
we're at a stage now where the young generation are teaching the older generation, which is a really unusual scenario
She also feels it is important for adults to explain to their kids why they are monitoring the devices; as it's for their safety - and that parents should practice what they preach.
Here are some of the resources Carrie shared on her Instagram:
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Some useful resources for helping demystify screen time, gaming and on-device habits for your kids. Tech isn't bad in and if itself, lots of kids can benefit from it. They just need support in helping them to figure out how to use it the right way #backtoschool #screentime #digitalparenting
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