For Kids, How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

There's so much information -- and anxiety -- out there about how much time your kids should spend using devices. This video from NPR provides guidance on balancing the need for limits with the potential benefits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtbdqIds_3c Enjoy screens, not too much, mostly together. Great guidance from Anya Kamenetz. You should also check out 5 Things…

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Screentime Technopanic in the NY Times

Nellie Bowles from the NY Times posted three pieces that tried to provide some context around the screentime debate. A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley This first article discusses parents in Silicon Valley and their concerns about screentime with their children. The article is replete with quotes about how…

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Screentime Guidelines

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.…

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A growing debate

Nearly a cliché after two decades of development, it is clear that the internet has profoundly changed the ways in which we read, write, communicate, and learn. Given these sweeping changes, one significant conversation centers on the use of internet-enabled devices as they relate to school policy, teaching practices, and the well-being of children. Current…

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Children and Screens Supplement

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,…

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