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New WHO guidance: Very limited daily screen time recommended for children under 5

Recommendations and concerns about digital devices should be shared with parents, doctor of optometry says.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending children under age 5 spend one hour or less on digital devices and those under age 1 spend no time at all on a daily basis.

WHO released its recommendations, “WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep for Children under 5 Years of Age,” on April 24. Among its other recommendations: children should spend more time engaged in physical activity and getting enough sleep. The WHO study refers to sedentary screen time, which includes watching television or videos, or playing computer games.

This article was written by the American Optometric Association.

Read the full article here: https://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/public-health/screen-time-for-children-under-5?sso=y