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What is a good screen time for my child?

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21 March 2024

Struggling with a good screen time schedule for your kids? Youre not alone! 

A common guideline for screen time is as follows: 

  • 6-8 years: 30 minutes at a time, up to 1 hour per day. 
  • 8-10 years: maximum 1 to 1.5 hours per day. 
  • 10-12 years: maximum 2 hours per day. 
  • 12 years and older: maximum 3 hours per day. 

Set rules together

These times apply to all screens. The first smartphone of your child will add a(nother) screen with unlimited options. So be aware to set  rules about screen time (again). You can even set a maximum time for each app, if you want to balance or limit the usage during a day. In our app you can find how to install this per app in our App Guide

An option for a smartphone/screen time schedule during the week: 
  • Before school: maximum 15 minutes 
  • During school: not – unless it is necessary for school 
  • After school: maximum 15 minutes 
  • Screen time before/after dinner: up to 1 hour as the last time for the day 
  • To bed: phone on sleep mode until morning – not in the bedroom 
An option a schedule on weekends: 
  • Morning: 15 minutes maximum 
  • After lunch: 30 minutes maximum 
  • Screen time before/after meals: up to 1 hour as the last moment of the day 
  • To bed: phone on sleep mode until morning – not in the bedroom 

p.s. Be aware that the most important part of being able to have a happy & healthy online life still depends on how they spend their time online. So keep having conversations about this together! 

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