New guidelines have been published to help give parents (and kids) an idea of acceptable screen time.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued new recommendations around how much time children should spend watching TV and tablets.
Firstly, they have said that on a sunny day, there’s little excuse for children being stuck to their screens.
However, they realise that electronic devises have become an important part of our everyday lives. Therefore, they have put together the following guidelines.
For those children younger than 18 months, there should be no screen time at all.
Ages two to five – up to one hour a day, and only educational programmes.
The study then said that once the kids are older than six, parents should decide.
However, the New Zealand Ministry of Health has said that children aged five to 18 should spend less than two hours a day – that’s not including school hours in front of the TV and computer.