Tag Archives: screen time and health

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.”

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Pediatrician group: Children under two should NOT watch TV, videos

There’s a new warning from the nation’s pediatricians and it may surprise a good many parents who think those baby DVD’s, even educational television can benefit even their youngest kids. The pediatricians say children under two should NOT watch ANY … Continue reading

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‘Screen-free’ environment best for toddlers

Babies and toddlers should learn and get their entertainment from play, NOT from TV screens, computer displays, or video games, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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More evidence that too much TV, computer time could harm your heart

Spending hours in front of a TV or computer monitor — known as “screen time” — has been linked to signs that the heart needs longer to recover from exercise, an indication of poor heart health. In fact, in recent … Continue reading

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Screen time (TV and computer) may be linked to increased heart risks

In multiple past blogs (see below) I’ve told you of the harms of too much screen time (TV, computer, video games, etc.) for your children. Many experts join me in encouraging you to limit your children to no more than … Continue reading

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Study Shows Risks for Kids Who Watch TV or Use Computers More Than 2 Hours a Day

New research is documenting some of the risks I’ve told you about in previous blogs for kids who utilize screen time (TV, computers, video games) more than 2 hours a day. Specifically, children who watch television or use computers for … Continue reading

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Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S. Kids

Child experts have issued an updated policy statement on use of electronic media for entertainment by kids. This is critical because children and teens in the United States spend an average of seven hours A DAY using television, computers, phones … Continue reading

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Long-term harm seen with too much TV for toddlers

The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers warn. The study of 1,300 children by Michigan and Montreal universities found negative effects on … Continue reading

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TV, Computers Linked to Weak Relationships

Children in recent New Zealand studies who spent a lot of time watching television and using computer games had less attachment to family and peers. The more time teens spend watching television and using computers, the less likely they are … Continue reading

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