Friday, 15 November 2013

The American Academy of Pediatricians issues tougher guidelines for kids’ media use

You read that right. Pediatricians have recently come out with new guidelines for parents regarding the recommended amount of time and access to media, published in the journal Pediatrics. The article linked excessive media use to health problems such as obesity and recommends that children should be limited to less than two hours of entertainment-based screen time per day.

Currently, the average 8 year old spends 8 hours using media, teenagers surpassing 11 hours of of media consumption.

We're hoping that less time in front of a screen means more time outdoors, experiencing the real world!

To read the full article (on some recent big wins for the Children & Nature Movement) click HERE.


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