Digital media in everyday family life

Screentime is a thorny issue in many families. We looked and listened, and discovered some fascinating facts that we’d like to share with you.

Exclusive Schwiizergoofe song

When successful kids’ band Schwiizergoofe release a song making fun of their parents use of digital media, you're sure to take stock of your own media consumption. Good entertainment!

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The “Put your phone down” challenge

Mobile phones aren’t indispensable, are they? Trainer Marcel gave it a go.
Here's a couple of great tips for you.

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Ask Michael

Michael In Albon, Youth Media Protection Officer at Swisscom and media literacy expert, answers your questions about the use of digital media in everyday family life.

How much iPad time is okay each day for children up to the age of 4?

How can I entice my four-year-old daughter away from the TV?

My son is 7 and is mad about TV and his mobile. He gets round our rules; what can we do?

Any questions?

Do you have a question about digital media in everyday family life? Send your question to Michael In Albon now, and he will answer you personally.

 

“Our current study shows that role models have an important part to play in the way children use media.”

Gregor Waller,
co-lead, ZHAW media psychology research group