When it comes to solving the black boy crisis, schools and educators are the first lines of defense. Why? Because children spend a significant amount of time in our country’s schools. Also, teachers have more influence than they realize. There are a myriad of issues surrounding the black boy crisis that schools can help mitigate. In this article, we will discuss these opportunities, one by one.
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We know there has been and continues to be a concern about the excessive use of video games and screen time on cell phones for young men. While these things in and of themselves are not bad, excessive use can be detrimental to his development over time.
Remember that excessive screen time (televisions, computers, tablets, and phones) ￼can turn into attention problems, cognitive and academic issues, Problems with sleep and eating, as well as obesity and psychological health problems.
Here are 5 points to remember:
1. Limit screen time.
2. If you allow the use of electronic devices, spend most of the screen time with educational media not entertainment.￼￼￼
3. No more than one or two hours per day for entertainment media (TV, video games, etc.)￼except, perhaps, on a weekend day.￼
4. Rarely sacrifice outside playtime for media time. Outside play is more important.
5. Rarely sacrifice reading time for media time. Reading is much more important for brain development than screen time. especially for the youngest brains.
Parents and Teachers, if you are looking for free resources to provide to your scholars while school is closed to keep them learning and growing, check out this website and the various free resources that are available. You have to create an account these resources, but the accounts and access is FREE.