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The Dip COVID19 Screen-time Initiative


COVID19 showed us the value of devices for social connection. Over that time many parents had put aside screen-time practices to cushion disappointment and cope with the stress of lockdown. 


After emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown period to discover a ‘new normal’ (balancing the occasional sick day), it has been necessary for many families to adjust their screen-time limits. This is tricky because when children and parents turn to their phones not to communicate, but as a coping strategy for handling discomfort, research shows increased addictive phone use one month later.

The Dip is run by clinical psychologists wanting to support families to change the screen-time dynamics at home in the most helpful way possible. We realise this is tough – and we want families to embark on this by demonstrating strong family values.  

During COVID-19 we ran a screen-time Initiative to support parents. It was comprised of tips sheets, brief videos (explaining the role of devices in social connection and how to come alongside your child) and a free Zoom support group.

Thank you for supporting "The Dip" Initiative

Dr Danielle Einstein & Dr Anna McKinnon

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