“Previous generations worried about the impact of radios and televisions, researchers today are studying the impact of ‘screen time,’ which has become a shorthand for the amount of time spent interacting with TVs, computers, smartphones, digital tablets and video games, on brain development and overall health,” the New York Times published in a recent article. There is currently limited data on the short- and long-term effects of screen time on children and the family unit. Read the full New York Times article here.
The World Health Organization is recommending no screen time for children under one year old and limiting sedentary screen time to one hour per day for children under five years old. The guidelines state that these recommendations along with better sleep and exercise will result in healthier adults.