Tag: guidelines

January 23, 2019 / PODCAST
A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode #2 - To share or not to share. Moments from our lives: A recent “ten year” meme has Kristen and Ian asking questions about sharing on social media.  Kristen describes her path from MySpace to Facebook, and Ian reflects on his role…
January 21, 2019 / NEWS
Children now grow up surrounded by a plethora of screens. The access and abundance of these devices, and the pipelines they provide to digital content may be concerning to adults. It is important to note that they also may be a necessary part of our networked society. One of the ways we discuss and describe…
December 26, 2018 / TIPS
As your child receives a new (or second-hand) technological device, it is a powerful opportunity to have a discussion about the role and use of these devices in their lives. We live in a connected, high-tech world where screens are present in every corner of our lives. Even our children spend hours per day in…
November 13, 2018 / NEWS
In 2016, the AAP suggested avoiding use of screen media other than video-chatting for children younger than 18 months. The 2016 guidelines suggest that children 18 to 24 months of age can view digital media of high-quality programming, whereas children aged 2 to 5 should be limited to one hour per day of high-quality programming.…
October 30, 2018 / NEWS
To address these concerns, a nonprofit organization, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development helped prepare a special report for the Pediatrics journal. The supplement is the result of a collaboration of more than 130 recognized experts in the field from a diverse background of disciplines, institutions and perspectives organized into 22 workgroups. Research spanning the fields of psychiatry, psychology,…