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Screen time: advice for parents

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Last updated on 10 July 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there a maximum time primary school children should spend looking at a screen? We look at guidance from a range of organisations, including the NHS and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We also set out strategies for parents and key points from academic research into monitoring screen time.

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  1. 1 Recommendations
  2. 2 Strategies for parents
  3. 3 Research into screen time
  4. 4 Further guidance for parents

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