Is Screen Media Affecting your child?

Are we impairing our children by putting the phone in their hands?

Research shows that too much screen exposure causes cognitive and emotional delays

What is the real effect of screen media on your children?

The long term effects can be behavioral as well as impact a child’s’ developmental health

What are the scholars saying?

The American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines suggest that children under the age of 1 cannot learn from screen media without important parental cues.

Children under the age of 2 may suffer no effect from over exposure to screen media aside from the displaced time from caregiver exposure.

Children over the age of 2 greatly respond to the quality of the material.

Replacing entertainment with educational material has lasting effects

Long term effects of increased screen media exposure at early ages include depression, childhood obesity/ hypertension/ diabetes.  These conditions contribute to each other

 

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