Screen-users’ Rights

Whether talking about using the internet, smartphones, video platforms, social media, online gaming, TVs, computers, tablets or other devices, users have rights! The right to take a break from your devices, even at night The right to watch content that feels good The right to set yourself daily time limits The right to question what […]

Parent-Teen Cellphone Contract

A cellphone is a really practical device! At the same time, its use can present risks to your health, wellbeing and safety that you and your parent surely want to prevent. Here is an example of a contract between you and your parent to help you agree on the way to properly use your smartphone. […]

Recommendations on Screen Use: Aim for Balance

Whether you are a parent or a professional, it is important to be aware that the use of screens poses a risk. Rather than setting a time limit, aim for balance by: Trying to limit screen time in relation to other activities. Giving priority to quality content: young people can be exposed to ads for […]

4 Tips for Managing Screens

It is normal for parents to be concerned about their children’s use of screens. Screen use entails certain risks and can have an impact on children’s overall health. However, it is better to be open-minded about screens and build a climate of trust to avoid it becoming a constant source of conflict. 1. Guide screen […]

Distinguishing Between Hyperconnectivity and Cyberaddiction

Hyperconnectivity Hyperconnectivity means overexposure to screens as well as frequent and sometimes impulsive use of electronic messaging or social media. This excessive use can cause negative health effects in the short, medium and long term, especially when it leads to the disappearance of boundaries between professional and personal life. Hyperconnectivity can lead to cyberaddiction. References: […]

Signs that Screens Are Taking Up Too Much Space

Screens don’t stimulate me as much as they used to: I spend more time online than before, I look at more than one screen at a time and I am less interested in the content. I can spend many hours in front of the screen without moving or eating. I’ve lost interest in other activities […]

Screens and Me: A Tool for Reflecting on Screen Use

This activity helps you learn about the different types of screens you use every day and the time you spend in front of those screens. Download the pdf to be able to do the activity. Reference: Heart and Stroke Canada. Sois futé écran fermé (Be sharp, screen off). Adapted by the CISSS des Laurentides Public […]