We've all heard that spending too much time in front
of aTV or computer can be bad for you.
but how much screen time is too much?
The American Academy of Pediatrics is updating its
guidelines regarding children's screen time.
The health organization says children under the age
of 18 months should spend no time in front of computer
smart phone .
or television screens.
Pediatric experts say screen time interferes with
crucial direct connect between infants and their parents.
It's such a critically important period of time in
life in terms of the development of language and social
skills that we really want parents to focus on what
they can bring to the child rather than what the screen
The new guidelines do say parents and infants can
still video-chat with familiy and friends.