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How much is too much screen time for kids? Dragon Images/Shutterstock

‘Screen time’ is about more than setting limits

For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices. Parent and child with tablet via shutterstock.com

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
Companies use children’s data to sell them junk food and other products. Cookie image via www.shutterstock.com

How companies learn what children secretly want

When children work on their school assignments, unknown to them, the software they use is busy collecting data. These data are then used for individualized marketing of junk foods and other products.
Tablets were not invented when the original rules on screen time for children were developed. Shutterstock Angela Waye

Is two hours of screen time really too much for kids?

Children's use of screens for fun and education have changed a lot over the years, so why haven't the rules on acceptable screen time kept up?
The amount of time kids are spending on mobile devices is increasing. Eric Peacock

How much screen time is good for kids?

Kids who watch educational programs such as 'Sesame Street' show better academic skills. But this does not mean all children can learn from educational media.
Guidelines recommending no screens before age two came before interactive and educational tablet and smart phone apps. Tia Henrikson/Flickr

Banning under twos from screens has little basis in evidence

There is no question that excessive screen time can have negative impacts on children's sleep and development generally, but is there sufficient evidence for an all-out ban before age two?
Current guidelines ignore the fact that young Australians use screens for homework, social media and entertainment. Andrew Plumb/Flickr

Two-hour screen limit for kids is virtually impossible to enforce

It’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer…
Kids don’t spend enough time outside, meaning critical skills in decision making and risk assessment are stunted. Flickr/Lotus Carroll

Too much screen time and too little outside play is holding back kids

Parents are often told they need to get their kids outside to play to combat childhood obesity - which is more widespread than ever. But outside play isn’t only important in combating childhood obesity…

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