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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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