Take Some Screen Time To Learn How Screen Time Actually Affects Kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends restricting how much time kids spend with screens, but the limits depend on how those screens are used.By Stephanie Liebergen | May 19, 2016
Summertime is around the corner, and that means more free time for iPads and TV, right? The American Academy of Pediatrics hopes that answer is no.
The most recent AAP recommendation, released in 2013, says parents should limit screen time for kids over 2 years old to two hours a day. But experts recognize not all technology use is created equal.
"We can think of screen time in three broad categories. We can think of it as consumptive, creative or communication," Dr. Jean Moorjani said.