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Start with Yourself

ScreenSanity is a non-profit based on the belief that "technology has the power to uplift and improve our humanity — but it is critical that we create new cultural norms of digital health if we want our kids to flourish. "


The mission of ScreenSanity is to create a world where kids are captivated by life, not screens.

They say that "for parents trying to model healthy screen habits, the struggle is real, and it can lead to...


INFOBESITY

information overload that leads to anxiety and distraction from your real life.


They suggest setting a goal that limits the number of times each day you check the news or social apps, and that research shows that it takes you 4 times as long to complete a task at hand when you are distracted.


and

PHUBBING

snubbing the person in front of you for your phone.


They suggest using FRICTION: tiny obstacles we add or remove from our routines to develop healthier habits.


FRICTION #1

only allow notifications that are sent from real people- like texts and phone calls.


FRICTION #2

use a smartwatch as a filter- only allow priority people to ping your wrist.


FRICTION #3

silence or mute group texts


FRICTION #4

delete distracting apps from your home screen.


It stands to reason that if we have any hope of teaching our children healthier digital and screen habits, we have to start first with ourselves!


Our partner, SafeTech Conference is another great resource, and they are bringing together the the world's largest collaborative platform of digital experts soon- on May 6 at UVU in Orem, UT AND MomSquad members get a special $30 discount to this conference, which includes lunch and all-day classes and booths all about tech safety.


The purpose of this conference is to educate parents on how to protect and raise kids so they can thrive in a hypertech world. We hope you will join us at UVU on May 6!


Click the button below to learn more and register.






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