Young children’s use of mobile devices (eg, smartphones, tablets) is prevalent and increasing.1 Although television exposure can harm young children’s self-regulation,2 little research has investigated associations between children’s use of mobile devices and this consequential capacity. We examined associations between multimethod assessments of self-regulation and screen media device use in early childhood, comparing use of traditional (eg, television, computers) and mobile devices.
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Lawrence AC, Narayan MS, Choe DE. Association of Young Children’s Use of Mobile Devices With Their Self-regulation. JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(8):793–795. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0129
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