The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently set new recommendations for parents to limit the amount of time kids spent in front of a screen to less than two hours a day (or no time at all for kids under the age of two). This does not vibe with the reality of how kids are using modern technology today.
A recent study, for example, has found that 38 per cent of babies under the age of two have used a mobile device, with an average of 15 minutes a day on it (enough time for mum and dad to wolf down a meal). Kids ages two to four spend an average of two hours a day just watching TV, and screens are being introduced into classrooms too.
While there are great educational apps and games for kids, they probably shouldn’t be playing them all the time. How much do you think kids’ screen time should be limited?
Is Screen Time Bad for Children? [Geek Dad]