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District 153 sets screen time limits for students using district devices

What is enough screen time for children?

Homewood District 153 is experimenting with a new software feature that allows it to shut off district network access to student devices between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The trial will go on through the end of the school year, said Beth White, director of technology.

“We would like to promote healthy learning habits for our students,” she said.

Students who want to be on computers after 10 p.m. can use their personal devices.

When the initiative was announced in early April, it was described as a way “to help . . .

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