We all know how much children enjoy spending time on screen watching  favorite shows, games, and online activities. Screens can be really fun and entertaining, and I understand why you’re interested in them.

Let’s look at some FAQ’s on screen time !!

What is screen time ?          

Screen time refers to the amount of time spent using electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and televisions.

Today let’s discuss screen time in relation to child development, emphasizing that excessive or inappropriate screen time can have implications for physical, cognitive, and social well-being.

Average screen time in children data

Recommended Guidelines for screen time?

Children under 18 months should avoid screen time altogether, while children aged 2 to 5 years should have no more than one hour per day of high-quality, age-appropriate content.

Potential Risks and Challenges:

Potential risks associated with excessive screen time, such as sedentary behavior, sleep disturbances, language delays, and difficulties with attention and concentration.Address the challenges of screen time, including the potential for exposure to inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and the impact on social interactions.

Balancing Screen Time:

Very important to find a balance between screen time and other activities, engaging in physical play, social interactions, creative endeavors, and outdoor exploration.

Important in setting limits and establishing screen-free zones or periods within the day.

Quality of Content:

As important is duration of screen time, so is the quality of screen-based content.

We Encourage parents to prioritize educational, age-appropriate, and interactive content that aligns with the child’s interests and developmental needs.

Parental Involvement and Role Modeling:

Huge role of parental involvement in guiding and monitoring screen time.

We Encourage parents to actively engage with their children during screen-based activities, discussing content, and promoting critical thinking.

Most importantly setting a positive example by managing one’s own screen time and being present during family interactions.

In Conclusion:

We Encourage parents to be mindful of their child’s screen time, strike a balance, and prioritize activities that promote physical, cognitive, and social development.

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