Screen Time for under 5s

30 Apr 2019

One Hour a Day – WHO guidelines for screen time for under 5s

The World Health Organisation – a branch of the United Nations, recently issued its first guidelines for screen time for children under the age of five.  In a study focused on sedentary behaviours in early childhood, the recommendations state that children younger than one years of age, should not be exposed to any electronic screens and two to four-year old children have no more than one hour of exposure each day. There is a growing body of research that recognises that devices in the hands of very young children limit their development in essential areas including learning social skills and human connectedness, while disrupting sleep and minimising physical activity. 

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