Pediatrics group warns against secondhand TV in kids under two

In continuing coverage, USA Today reports that in the journal Pediatrics, “the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for the first time included warnings about ‘secondhand television’ in its guidelines for kids under age two.” In addition to discouraging screen time for young kids, it warned against watching TV with them nearby, saying the practice hurts their language development.

The AAP’s “warning said TV keeps young kids and their parents from interacting – a key way children develop the working vocabulary they’ll need in school.”

You can read more about these guidelines in my blog, “Pediatrician group: Children under two should NOT watch TV, videos.”


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