About the Network

Mission

The Children’s Screen Time Action Network supports children’s healthy development by fostering collaboration and resource sharing between professionals who help families manage their technology use.

Our Story

Many educators, pediatricians, and other professionals working with children are concerned about childhood tech use. They see that overuse of digital devices is negatively affecting kids’ wellbeing, and encourage children and families to spend less time with screens and more time in creative and active play. But trends, marketing, and the myth that tech is essential to children’s learning make reducing screen time challenging work. Professionals often report feeling discouraged, isolated, and unable to create their own resources for parents. The Children’s Screen Time Action Network was born from the needs of these professionals and the families they serve. Whether reducing screen time is a core part of your work, or just a small piece of what you do with families, the Action Network is designed to support you. Join other professionals who believe that reducing children’s screen time is both necessary and possible, share and access resources, learn about best practices, and help families raise healthy children.

Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood

The Children’s Screen Time Action Network is a project of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. CCFC works to create a world where children’s lives are shaped by what’s best for them, not by corporate profits. Our advocacy is grounded in the overwhelming evidence that child-targeted marketing undermines healthy development and the belief that society bears responsibility for, and benefits immeasurably from, the wellbeing of children. CCFC holds corporations accountable for their harmful marketing practices and advocates for policies to give children the commercial-free time and space they need. As part of our ongoing efforts to help reduce the amount of time kids spend with ad- supported digital media, we are the home of Screen-Free Week. For more information, visit www.commercialfreechildhood.org.