It’s important to note that screen time recommendations vary based on the age of the child.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 18 months should not be exposed to screens, except for video chatting.
For children 18-24 months, screen time should be limited to occasional use and with a caregiver present.
Children 2-5 years of age should have no more than one hour of screen time per day, with a caregiver present to co-view and co-engage.
Children 6 and older should have consistent limits on the time they spend on electronic media, and should engage in a variety of other activities such as outdoor play, reading, and sleep.
It’s also important to consider the content of the screen time.
Children should have access to high-quality programming and should be protected from inappropriate content.
It’s also important to create a balance between screen time and other activities that promote healthy development, such as physical activity, sleep, and social interaction.
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