At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21
What is screen addiction?
It can be challenging for parents and carers to know whether children and young people are spending too much time on their devices.
As technology is becoming more pervasive, children and young people are experiencing tech-related dependencies and children as young as 13 are attending ‘smartphone rehab’ following growing concerns over screen time.
Identifying whether children and young people spend too much time on their devices often means recognising the signs.
For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.