- Very high levels of screen time are connected to poor mental well-being
- Very low levels are as well
- There’s a large middle ground with no direct connection to well-being 
Media and communications technology play an important role in a student’s health and physical education, for better or for worse. The new Ontario Health and Physical Education curriculum provides a spring board to start discussions related to health and media literacy.
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Minimize screen use, especially for the youngest children:
Here are three tips to help you find good information about health and science topics.
If the source is a person, start by checking that they really exist and that they are a genuine expert on that topic. Both doctors and scientists are usually specialists, so make sure that the source has credentials in the right field. A surgeon won’t necessarily be an expert in physics, for instance, and vice versa.
“Digital technology can have both positive and negative effects on child well-being, depending on the activity and how much time is spent.”
“Screen time” is important…but not as important as what kids do with their screens: