Screen time, the internet and your child’s mental health
Keeping connected with your child, online and offline, is one of the keys to protecting them as they venture on to the world wide web.
Still, with access to the internet, screentime and social media comes with access to the world, whether or not you or your child are prepared for it.
Social Worker Gord Langill is director of programs and services at the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge. He offers insight into keeping connected to your child’s mental health development as your child looks to connect with the online world.