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Reduce Screen Time Tools and Resources

To help families and communities reduce screen time, We Can!® has developed a variety of useful, evidence-based materials and information.

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Parent Tips and Handbook

Screen Time Reduction Curricula

We Can! Screen Time Reduction News Stories


Parent Tips and Handbook

Families Finding the Balance: A Parent Handbook

Offers practical tips from We Can! to help parents help their families find the right balance of eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight. The Parent Handbook received the 2005 NIH Plain Language Award for an Outstanding Plain Language Product.

Help Your Kids Reduce Screen Time and Move More new

Follow these simple tips to help your children reduce their screen time and spend more time being active.

We Can! Screen Time Chart new

Fill out this screen time chart to see how much time your family spends in front of a screen.

Screen Time Reduction Curricula

We Can! offers three curricula that address screen time reduction.

  • Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television, also known as S.M.A.R.T., is a curriculum that helps motivate children to reduce their television watching and video game usage.
  • Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!® is a 10-lesson curriculum that focuses on helping young people ages 11 to 13 understand the connections between media and health.
  • We Can! Energize Our Families: Parent Program includes a session dedicated to helping parents reduce the screen time and increase the physical activity levels of their families. During the Parent Program, parents are introduced to youth screen time statistics and learn how to use tools like the We Can! Reduce Children’s Screen Time Log.

We Can! Screen Time Reduction News Stories

Audio News Release

This 60-second audio recording is a pre-packaged news story that We Can! sent to radio stations. Karen Donato, We Can! Coordinator, speaks about the importance of reducing screen time.

News Stories

The following news stories and press releases address how We Can! and its community sites and partners are working to reduce screen time.

Last Updated: June 25, 2012

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