Welcome to Kids Before Screens

KBS Mission Statement:
To educate parents and teachers about internet safety and online addiction. To require schools to uphold their CIPA policies at school and on school buses. To discourage overuse of screens and school assignments that lead kids to harmful content on the internet.

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School Technology Opt-Out Letter

Dear Teacher and/or School Administrator,

I would like to respectfully request that all of my child’s education and educational content be presented without the use of electronic devices. This includes the use of tablets, Chromebooks, laptops or desktop computers.

We wish to help nurture and support our child’s educational, social, psychological and emotional development as much as possible and have become increasingly concerned with the potential detrimental aspects of screen technologies on young children.

We understand that you, as the school, have a responsibility to present our child with state-approved educational content and curriculum. We are in full agreement with that. But, it is within our right as parents to ensure that the medium by which our children’s education is being presented is safe, and not problematic, clinically or developmentally.

There has been a plethora of research indicating the adverse effect of electronic screens on children’s attentional, cognitive, and social development, if they are exposed at too young of an age. Please feel free to refer to the Web site www.Glowkids.com for a full list of that peer-reviewed research.

Sincerely,

The Parent(s) of: _____________________________________

Reprinted from Glow Kids with permission from Dr. Kardaras, September 11, 2019

20 Things Every Parent Should Know About Screen Use

Check out our new video debuted at PoeFest 2019 at the Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh, North Carolina featuring a compilation of recent statistics and research about screen use and its effects on kids.