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June 3, 2017

Why It Is Wrong for Pediatricians to Eliminate Screen Time Limit Recommendations

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by Matthew Lynch, tech Edvocate

This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced a disappointing decision. Sixteen years after they published their formal recommendations discouraging any form of screen time before age two – and 14 years after making recommendations to limit screen time for older children to no more than two hours per day – they are now recanting those recommendations, calling them “outdated.” According to AAP-affiliated doctors who participated in the Academy’s Growing Up Digital: Media Research Symposium (a symposium organized to discuss research data and suggest practical advice to parents), the two-hour daily limit does not reflect how much media children actually consume. Therefore, they argue, the recommendation needs to be changed.

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