New WHO guidelines on screen time say babies shouldn’t have any

New WHO guidelines on screen time say babies shouldn’t have any

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all

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The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.The U.N. health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day — and that less is better.READ MORE: New research links preschool screen time to behavioural and attention problemsThe guidelines are somewhat similar to advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That group recommends children younger than 18 months should avoid screens other than video chats. It says parents of young children under two should choose “high-quality programming” with educational value and that can be watched with a parent to help kids understand what they’re seeing.Some groups said WHO’s screen time guidelines failed to consider the potential benefits of digital media.WATCH: How much screen time is too much for your kids?

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