Screen Time Success

Screen Time Success: How to Stay Focused and Effective

Screen Time Success: How to Stay Focused and Effective

Nowadays, it seems our screens are winning the war! But there’s always a strategy to turn the tables. Let’s talk about making screen time work for us, rather than against us, shall we?

Here are some tips to help:

Set Clear Boundaries

Just as you might designate ‘homework time‘ or ‘dinner time‘, introduce ‘screen time‘. But here’s the twist: allocate specific slots in the day for digital devices and make sure these are strictly adhered to.

Introduce Screen-Free Zones

Designate areas of the house like the dining room or bedrooms as tech-free havens. It’s not only about limiting distractions, but creating spaces that encourage conversations and bonding.

Tech-Free Activities

Remember the time when the height of technological advancement in a household was the cordless phone? Channel those vibes! Board games, reading,  and seeking can provide some non-digital fun.

Educational Screen Time

Let’s face it, screens aren’t going away. But who said it’s all fun and games? Apps like Duolingo or BBC Bitesize can actually make learning fun. It’s like sneaking vegetables into a smoothie, they won’t even realise it’s good for them.

Outdoor Adventures

The best antidote for the digital blues? Mother Nature. Regular trips to parks, nature reserves or even just strolls can effectively counterbalance screen time.

Parental Controls

Think of it as the parental secret weapon. Many devices allow you to set up controls and monitor content. Remember, it’s not about spying, but guiding.

Lead by Example

Kids imitate what they see. If they see you reaching for your phone every free second, they’re likely to do the same. Maybe pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read? You know, the one that’s been acting as a coffee coaster?

Communication is Key

Discuss the ‘why’ behind these measures. Kids are more receptive when they understand the reasons and aren’t simply obeying an edict from on high.


We hope these tips help bring some serenity to your household. And if you ever need some tailored online educational support. Check out our admissions page and BOOK A CALL with our experts to discuss how our programs can benefit your child at Thomas Keith Independent School.

Thomas Keith Independent School is a top British online private school catering to students from Year 1 to Year 13, covering Primary, Secondary, and Sixth Form levels. This includes all Key Stages from 1 to 5, leading up to GCSE and A Levels. We teach the British curriculum, with all subjects being taught live in real-time classes online.

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