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Top 5 Google Questions: Blue Light and Kids’ Eyes

In the midst of virtual learning, social media, and socializing with friends, kids are virtually always on screens. This much screen time concerns many parents, so we asked our Scientific Advisory Board to answer the top 5 questions searched on Google in relation to kids and screen time. Continue reading Top 5 Google Questions: Blue Light and Kids’ Eyes

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Screen Time Protection for All Ages

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, screen time has increased exponentially in many households, and with some children going back to school virtually, screen time seems nearly unavoidable.  With an increase in device use comes an increase in concern about what this screen time means for our health and wellbeing, particularly for our eyes. The EyePromise® Screen Shield™ line offers 2 products designed to support the eyes during screen time through essential nutrition. Continue reading Screen Time Protection for All Ages

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Hack the Hackers: Fight Back Against Screen Time Bypasses

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as “unhackable” software. Even the most sophisticated technology has loopholes, and kids are bound to find them out. Although children continue to be resourceful and determined to break through screen time restrictions, we’re sharing 11 ways to help keep them from unhinging their limitations. Continue reading Hack the Hackers: Fight Back Against Screen Time Bypasses

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Ways to Bypass Screen Time Apps: App Exploits

In our previous blog in the series, we talked about ways to bypass screen time limiting apps. Today, we explore the ways kids are getting around more screen time regulations for YouTube, voice messaging, and more.
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How Kids Learn to Bypass Screen Time Apps

Kids are creative and persistent. From building forts out of cardboard boxes to finding new ways to annoy their siblings or parents, they’ll do what it takes to get what they want. What many parents are discovering is that screen time limitation apps are no different. While parents are using apps like Apple’s Screen Time, Amazon’s FreeTime, or any one of Google’s digital wellbeing apps, kids are finding new and innovative ways to hack or bypass these apps and continue scrolling, watching, and playing on their devices. Continue reading How Kids Learn to Bypass Screen Time Apps

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What to Do About Screen Time and Myopia

According to some experts, excessive screen time on devices like tablets, smartphones, and computers can increase the risk of nearsightedness, or myopia, in children. While not ideal, there are several ways to counteract this physiological change in the eye.
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Kids, Screens, and Nearsightedness

Kids' excessive screen time could lead to some serious consequences.

Kids and screens are a common combination. Like most things, screens are fine in moderation, but with many schools including screens in their curriculums and even going totally virtual, kids have no choice but to be exposed for extended periods of time. While this is often a necessary exposure, it’s still an increased strain on their young eyes, and kids are feeling the effects of all this screen time. Continue reading Kids, Screens, and Nearsightedness

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Get Printable Screen Time Recommendations by Age

Our children are exposed to more and more media via phones, tablets, and computers – both at school and at home. All of this screen time leaves many parents asking: how much screen time is too much? The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have shared their latest recommended average screen time per day for babies, kids, and teens. We’ve consolidated these screen time guidelines into a printable format you can use in your household.
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UV Light vs. Blue Light

For the most part, light is perceived as a positive thing. In fact, it’s often used to portray the “good” side vs. the “evil” in stories and art. However, it’s important to note the potential dangers that can accompany light we’re exposed to on a daily basis. The only two parts of the body that are susceptible to light damage are the skin and eyes, and the kinds of dangerous light that are most prevalent are ultraviolet (UV) and blue light. Continue reading UV Light vs. Blue Light