Our children are exposed to more and more media via phones, tablets, and computers – both at school and at home. All of this screen time leaves many parents asking: how much screen time is too much? The World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have shared their latest recommended average screen time per day for babies, kids, and teens. We’ve consolidated these screen time guidelines into a printable format you can use in your household.
Click the image below to download or print our full 2-page guide, and voilà, you’re on the road to setting better screen time limits at home!
The guidelines listed are a great starting point. Additional ways to monitor and protect your children from the effects of blue light exposure from digital screens include:
- Providing nutritional support against the harmful effects of screen time on eyesight with EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen. Learn more about our award-winning vitamin safe for children ages 4-17 in the video below, or click here to purchase!
- Participating in regular, physical activity together – walks, bike rides, trips to the park, etc.
- Monitoring time on devices via screen-time-tracking and parental control apps like Screen Time and Zift
- Balancing exposure by implementing “earned” screen time by completing homework, finishing chores, brushing teeth, etc.
- Removing or shutting off digital devices in the child’s bedroom 2 hours before bedtime to enforce limits and encourage a consistent sleep routine