#DeviceFreeDinner: Distracted Parents

If this is how you act at dinner, we need to talk.

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#DeviceFreeDinner – Distracted Parents | Common Sense Media
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What is it:

#DeviceFreeDinner is a public-awareness campaign created ​to encourage millions of​ American families to take back dinnertime. A small action like this can have long term benefits for kids.​

Why do it:

Taking a break from devices is proven to have positive benefits for families, including better academic performance and nutrition for kids and more in-person conversation with the whole family. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) confirms that media use affects children’s development in critical ways. If overused, media time can take the place of other essential activities, such as socializing, studying, and sleeping.

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