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WHO's First Screen Time Limits Are Pretty Strict

World Health Organization says no more than 1 hour per day for kids under 5

(Newser) - The WHO has spoken on screen time: In its first-ever recommendations on the issue, the World Health Organization said Wednesday that children 1 year old and younger should not have any screen time and children ages 2 to 4 should have no more than one hour each day. The guidance... More »

60 Minutes Does Huge Piece on True Impact of Screen Time

Early results of study may seem alarming, but the findings are preliminary

(Newser) - Sunday night's 60 Minutes report on screen time and kids has parents buzzing: "Heavy screen time appears to impact children's brains," reads a sample headline making the rounds. The report looked at the National Institutes of Health's Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study , in which... More »

Sleep May Not Be a Major Casualty of Kids' Screen Time

Researchers say using electronic devices may not have significant impact on kids' shut-eye

(Newser) - If you're worried about your kids not getting enough shut-eye because of the time they spend on their smartphones and computers, playing Xbox, or watching Netflix, new research may ease that parental guilt—somewhat. The BBC reports on a new study out of Oxford University that found any ties... More »

Screen Time for Young Kids Linked to Speech Delays

Research is the first to link device use with speech delays

(Newser) - Time on a tablet may slow speech development in young children, new research shows. Pediatricians at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada who examined the effect of screen time on 900 children between 6 months and 2 years old found a 49% increased risk of delayed speech for every... More »

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