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Screen time in children and adolescents: is there evidence to guide parents and policy?

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 11 March 2019

The authors explore whether there is sufficient evidence to guide recommendations on time spent on devices by children and young people. "Recent 2019 guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), based on a systematic review of available evidence, provides practical, pragmatic advice to children and young people and parents and concludes that evidence for an absolute screen time limit is weak."

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Ashton, James, J. and Beattie, R. Mark. Screen time in children and adolescents: is there evidence to guide parents and policy? 7 March, 2019, Child & Adolescent Health [Epub ahead of print]

To access the RCPCH report, go to: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-12/rcpch_screen_time_guide_-_final.pdf