Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices.
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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.
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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.
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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?
What else is there for her to do?
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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.
How much screen time should kids get?
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Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
The original recommendations were made with TV shows and films in mind.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has called its guideline of two hours per day of screen time outdated. So what about the decades of research that led to the original recommendation?
Guidelines recommending no screens before age two came before interactive and educational tablet and smart phone apps.
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?
Too much going on in there.
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Computers and smartphones make us stressed and ill. It's about time we rethought how we should be using them.
Current guidelines ignore the fact that young Australians use screens for homework, social media and entertainment.
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