Supplemental policy language: Screen time
Restrictions on which websites can be accessed by children.
Our program uses a pop-up blocker to minimize advertisements to children during computer time. Only educational websites with no advertising are allowed to be visited by children during program time.
Practice implications: This policy will require a program to limit the websites accessed by children, either through staff supervision of children’s computer time or by working with system administrators to use pop-up blockers or to block certain websites from children’s use during program time.
Computer time is used only for educational games and homework. Internet access is prohibited during program hours.
Practice implications: This policy takes a simpler but more extreme approach by simply blocking the internet from children’s use during program hours.