Have you caught your child or teen just mindlessly scrolling through videos or social media posts? You most likely have even caught yourself doing so too. The endless scrolling is due to the persuasive design that is integrated into the technology we use each day.
Here are three ways to prevent the scrolling:
1. Set device timers for the entire family.
2. Set device-free time periods or zones such as at the kitchen table.
3. Turn off the device and start a physical or interactive activity such as baking a recipe or, a personal favorite in my house, sidewalk chalk as a family.