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As part of our ongoing efforts to support the health and well-being of our haumāna, the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola Division presents the Mālama Ola Minute series. In this month's edition, we want to provide you with strategies for managing screen time and technology use within your family, ensuring a healthy balance between digital engagement and real-world experiences.

Mālama Ola Minute: Strategies for managing screen time and technology use in your ʻohana

Jul. 31, 2023

Mobile phones and portable laptops have put information and entertainment at our fingertips. With so much digital access, how can we manage our time scrolling through Instagram, TikTok, YouTube or engaging on Discord? As part of our ongoing efforts to support the health and well-being of our haumāna, the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola Division presents the Mālama Ola Minute series. In this month's edition, we want to provide you with strategies for managing screen time and technology use within your family, ensuring a healthy balance between digital engagement and real-world experiences.

In today's digital age, technology is an integral part of our lives, and finding the right balance can sometimes be challenging. Try these effective strategies to promote a healthy balance between screen time and other activities:

Establish Clear Boundaries

Set consistent rules and limits for screen time in your household. Designate screen-free zones or times, such as during meals or before bedtime, to encourage family interaction and better sleep.

Lead by Example

As parents and caregivers, our actions speak louder than words. Show your children the importance of balancing screen time by modeling healthy technology use yourself. Engage in screen-free activities together and make quality time a priority.

Encourage Outdoor Adventures

Hawaiʻi offers a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor opportunities. Encourage your family to play in the backyard or explore the beaches, mountains, and parks, engaging in physical activities that foster a connection with nature and promote overall well-being.

Remember, finding the right balance is a journey, and it's okay to make adjustments along the way. By using these strategies and accessing the valuable resources provided by the recommended websites, you can create a healthier and more harmonious relationship with technology within your family.

Learn more

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/video/2023/07/12/tips-reduce-excessive-screen-time-kids/
HI Now – My Life. Just Listen

www.commonsensemedia.org
Common Sense Media

www.aap.org
American Academy of Pediatrics



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