Promoting Healthy Family Screen Time

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Complete the online survey or keep reading to learn more!

What is this?

You have reached the Family Screen Time project website and blog. This website will provide updates on the status of the Family Screen Time project (described further below) and is a hub for trustworthy content related to screen time in families with young children.

In 2019, UBC Okanagan researchers, in collaboration with Project Literacy, Childhood Connections, and the Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership, launched the family screen time project. Phase I of this project has included:

  • Researching the impact of screen time in Okanagan families with young children through online surveys and focus groups
  • Sharing research findings at academic conferences and community events
  • Holding a focus group with local stakeholders
  • Creating the Family Screen Time website and blog

In March 2022, we launched Phase II of this project to better understand the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on mothers and their young children (ages 2–5) in the Central Okanagan. If you are interested in completing our new survey, please click here or see below for more information!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this project?

The main goal is to develop a better understanding of the relationship between different types of technology use, sleep, and parent, child, and family wellbeing. We hope findings will help parents develop and maintain healthy patterns of sleep and technology use.

Am I eligible to participate in the new survey?

You are eligible if you are a mother of a child aged 2–5 years, are 18 years or older, can speak and write English, and live in the Central Okanagan.

What will I do?

You will complete a 25–30 minute confidential online survey.

Will I get paid?

Participants can choose between a $5 gift card or a $5 donation to a local charity. All participants will also be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card to a local retailer.

I have more questions!

If you have more questions about the Family Screen Time project, email Dr. Susan Holtzman, one of the study’s lead investigators at She will be happy to answer your questions!

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