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Kids and Screen Time

PRITHIV on January 08, 2016

Kids engrossed in some sort of screen, whether it is a computer, TV, or an iPad, is such a common sight today that one not so occupied has become something to marvel at. 

Tween using smartphone outdoors

According to Common Sense Media,

  • Most American children spend more time consuming electronic media than they do in school.
  • Tweens log 4 1/2 hours of screen time a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
  • For teens, it's even higher: nearly seven hours a day.

And that doesn't include time spent using devices for school or in school. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is coming out with new guidelines for what is appropriate and recommended at different age levels. David Hill, chairman of the AAP Council on Communications and Media, recommends that parents should engage with kids and make rules around media.

"Ask them what they think appropriate electronic media use looks like and what sorts of consequences might be warranted for breaking the agreed-upon rules. You may have to help guide them in these discussions, but often you'll find that they have expectations that are not that different from your own."

This is an excerpt from an interview on NPR. For an in-depth look, see the full version here.
 
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