Download the new Screens in Schools Action Kit!

From our friends at the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, a project of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, comes the Screens in Schools Action Kit, released just today. In 2016, Parents Across America did a deep dive into the edtech movement. Since then, classroom digital device use by students has skyrocketed and increasingly, parents, students, and educators alike are voicing their concerns about the use, over-use, and misuse of these devices.

Please download, read, and share the Screens in Schools Action Kit! It includes a wealth of current information and research in addition to helpful advocacy tools. Parents Across America is proud to have been a collaborative partner in the creation of the Screens in Schools Action Kit and we’re grateful for all of the work that’s gone into creating it. It’s a fantastic resource and we’re certain it will be a popular and essential go-to guide for those who care about the education and well-being of children.

From the Children’s Screen Time Action Network:

“A groundbreaking resource has been created “by teachers and parents, for teachers and parent” to address widespread overuse of edtech, which is creating adverse impacts on children’s learning, health, and privacy. The Screens in Schools Action Kit from the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, a project of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, walks you through the process of advocating for reduced classroom screen time.  Download it now for free!

Inside, you’ll find:

●       a clear articulation of the problems posed by edtech;

●       thoroughly-researched information on the negative effects of edtech on children’s physical and mental health, learning, and privacy;

●       an extensive library of resources for parents, including templates for petition and letter writing campaigns, legal strategies, and much more;

●       a comprehensive library of resources for educators, including resources for teachers’ unions, based on successful advocacy campaigns;

●       a curated bibliography of books that outline the problems with children’s screen use, as well as workable and proven solutions for families and schools.

Every child has a right to an education shaped by teachers, not devices and edtech companies – and we hope you’ll download, use, and share the Screens in Schools Action Kit to ensure that they get it.”

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