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 for a full list of that peer-reviewed research.


The Parent(s) of: _____________________________________

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

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