SCREEN TIME RECOMMENDATIONS

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS' SCREEN TIME GUIDELINES

For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they're seeing.

For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.

ENGAGE IN ACTIVE CO-USE OF SCREENS WITH YOUR CHILD

We understand that it is almost impossible to go screen-free.  Instead, we recommend that you build screen time around family activities and negotiate screen time limits with your child based on their individual needs. 
 

Screen time can be beneficial when you watch educational content with your child and actively engage them in conversations about the content. 

Children require regular interaction with others to develop the skills and resilience needed to navigate the world around them. Consider prioritising interactive play away from digital devices and have face-to-face conversations with your child.  

ENCOURAGE INTERACTIVE PLAY AND SCREEN-FREE ACTIVITIES

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