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Two-hour limit on screen use may be outdated

January 28, 2015

Data from a cross-sectional online survey of Australian primary and secondary school students indicated many children exceed the recommended 2 hours of daily screen-based media use.

“Changes in children’s and adolescents’ lifestyle over several decades, particularly in relation to increased screen-based media use, sedentary behavior and the associated adverse outcomes led the AAP to recommend that children under 2 years of age have no screen exposure and that parents of children older than 2 years limit their children’s exposure to less than 2 hours per day,” Stephen Houghton, PhD, of the University of Western Australia, and colleagues wrote. “However, these guidelines focus on [screen-based media use] for entertainment rather than educational purposes.”

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