Children birth to 18 months should have no screen media exposure other than video chatting; children 18 months to 5 years should access screen media for one hour or less each day of only high quality media that is co-watched with a parent; and children 6 and up should have limits around the type and amount of media they are watching, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A key point identified by the pediatrics academy is that sleep, physical activity and other healthy behaviors should not be impacted by media.
Children birth to 18 months should have no screen media exposure other than video chatting; children 18 months to 5 years should access screen media for one hour or less each day of only high quality media that is co-watched with a parent; and children 6 and up should have limits around the type and amount of media they are watching, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A key point identified by the pediatrics academy is that sleep, physical activity and other healthy behaviors should not be impacted by media. Emma Innocenti Getty Images
Children birth to 18 months should have no screen media exposure other than video chatting; children 18 months to 5 years should access screen media for one hour or less each day of only high quality media that is co-watched with a parent; and children 6 and up should have limits around the type and amount of media they are watching, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A key point identified by the pediatrics academy is that sleep, physical activity and other healthy behaviors should not be impacted by media. Emma Innocenti Getty Images

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