Parents Guide to Screen Time During COVID-19

(StatePoint) After years of hearing study after study about the negative effects of excessive screen time, parents are now being told to set aside any concerns about limiting device time.

If you’re confused, you aren’t alone.

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Life as we know it has taken a 180 and relaxing your screen time rules is an inevitability. Most kids are transitioning to digital learning platforms, and with stay-at-home orders in effect around the world, screens have proven essential components of household life. Even still, establishing consistent and clear structure around screen time rules is as important as ever.

To help you cut through the noise, consider the latest research, expert advice and tips from OurPact a screen time monitoring and scheduling app that allows parents to manage what kids are doing online, create daily screen time allowances, set filters on browsers and block certain applications at certain times of day. To learn more, visit

With a new reliance on digital devices, parents can continue to take steps to ensure kids are striking a healthy online and offline balance.