In Reply We thank Chen et al for their comments about improving the assessment of screen exposure in children. Our original study,1 published as a Research Letter, highlights the finding that young children spent most of their screen time watching television, even as mobile devices became increasingly prevalent between 1997 and 2014. The conclusions spur a variety of questions regarding children’s screen use in the digital age, including those raised by Chen et al, that were beyond the scope of our brief article.
Chen W, Adler JL. Improving the Assessment of Screen Exposure in Children—Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(10):995–996. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2542
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