Episode 026: AAP Screen Time Recommendations and the Research behind it.


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Today I review the current screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and some of the research guiding those recommendations.

What you'll learn

  • Current Recommendations
  • Why research is not abundantly available
  • Key facts for 18 month old children all the way to 18 years old
  • Why no screen time is also not the answer


  1. https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-Announces-New-Recommendations-for-Childrens-Media-Use.aspx
  2. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/toddlers-screen-time-linked-slower-speech-development-study-finds
  3. https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/19/health/children-smartphone-tablet-use-report/index.html
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2018/01/22/teens-who-spend-less-time-in-front-of-screens-are-happier-up-to-a-point-new-research-shows/?utm_term=.3b79039cdfb1
  5. https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-if-children-should-be-spending-more-time-with-screens-1516539618?mod=rss_Technology
  6. https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/facebooks-founding-president-on-stage-yesterday-we-created-a-monster.html

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