Global debates among researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and parents on the benefits vs consequences of children’s screen time exposure are ubiquitous. Research suggests that excessive screen time is likely consequential for early child development and health.1,2 Accordingly, the World Health Organization and various pediatric societies have issued guidelines on screen time, suggesting that preschoolers receive no more than 1 hour of high-quality programming daily.3 To inform policy and educational initiatives, the objectives of this study were 2-fold: (1) determine the prevalence of children ages 2 and 3 years meeting vs exceeding screen time guidelines and (2) determine the strongest individual and family-level factors associated with failing to meet these guidelines.
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Madigan S, Racine N, Tough S. Prevalence of Preschoolers Meeting vs Exceeding Screen Time Guidelines. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 25, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4495
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