Supplemental policy language: Screen time

Restrictions on which websites can be accessed by children.

Example 1:

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.

Example 2:

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.