Educational Technology

May 26, 2017

Is Two Hours Really Too Much Screen Time for Kids?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Matthew Lynch, tech Edvocate

In a nod to the increasing ubiquity of technology in our world, the American Academy of Paediatrics announced in October last year that it is beginning the process of revising its guidelines for children and screens. The academy says it has realised that in a world where screen time is becoming simply “time”, its policies must evolve or become obsolete. The new formalised guidelines will be published later this year and many expect screen time allowed to be lengthened. It is unrealistic for high school students to only spend two hours per day on screens, particularly when school work obliges them to do that or more. Time is also not necessarily the best measure to ensure children’s screen use is part of a healthy and balanced approach to life.

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/screen-time-limits/

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