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Resources for Parents

Family Media Plan

The Family Media Plan, created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is an easy-to-use online tool that will help you and your child/teen create a customized plan about media use.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media

 

Center on Media and Child Health

The Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital provides evidence-based information and tips for parents about how media can affect the health and well-being of children and teens.

https://www.cmch.tv/parents

Resources for Teens

Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health

The Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health, both at Boston Children’s Hospital, have health guides aimed specifically at teens about media and its effects.

https://youngwomenshealth.org/guides/problematic-interactive-media-use-pimu

https://youngmenshealthsite.org/guides/problematic-interactive-media-use-pimu

 

Center on Media and Child Health

The Center on Media and Child Health offers an in-depth guide for teens on general tips for using the internet in a healthy way.

https://cmch.tv/Internet-Guide-for-Teens.pdf