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Children Need Less Screen Time

According to new guidelines shared by the American Academy of Pediatrics at a national conference held in San Francisco recently, setting healthy limits on digital media exposure was discussed in detail.

Infants who are 18 months of age and younger should not have access to technology as it takes away valuable time from brain development activities and parent-child connections and interactions.

Children two to five years old should have no more than one hour per day maximum, and creative, unplugged playtime should be the primary focus for this age group.

Children six years and older need to focus on school, homework, interactions with other family members, extracurricular activities, physical activity (at least one hour per day), social contact (other than virtual socializing via technology), and sleep.

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Pages/Media-and-Children.aspx

You can create a healthy digital media plan for your children on the Healthy Children website by clicking on this link.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx#wizard