Little evidence that screen time is harmful for kids, say doctors


There is little evidence that screen time is in itself harmful to a child’s health, says new guidance published by British pediatricians, which avoids setting limits on screen time use for children of all ages.

The guidance, released by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in the UK, says it is impossible to recommend age-appropriate time limits, but does, however, recommend avoiding screens an hour before bedtime to help children sleep better, according to a press statement.

The report suggests families place value on positive activities such as exercise, socializing and sleep as when these are replaced by screen time, a child’s wellbeing is affected.

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