How and When to Limit Kids' Tech Use
Have you been wondering if your child is getting too much screen time?  Are you struggling with how to limit it?  You are not alone.  The average school-age child in the U.S. spends several hours each day in front of a screen.  Some studies have estimated about 6-7 hours per day.  For adults it is considerably more.  In the past the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended hard limits on screen time such as less than 2 hours per day for school-age children.  Recently that recommendation has been softened some with the understanding that not all tech use is equal and setting limits requires a wider overview of the child's tech use and that of the family as a whole.  That is not to say that there is no role for some hard limits on certain activities but for a more in depth discussion of how to manage your child's tech use please check out the excellent New York Times article linked below.  For more information you can also visit healthychildren.org and search under "Media".





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