Screen Time and Children

Exposure to digital media among Canadian families is increasing. At the same time, parents’ concerns about how screen time affects children are increasing as well.

‘Screen time’ refers to time spent with any screen, including smart phones, tablets, television, video games, computers or wearable technology. ‘Digital media’ refers to content transmitted over the internet or computer networks on all devices.

Today we will discuss screen time and the potential health benefits and risks of screen exposure and use on children, and best evidence recommendations about the amount and type of exposure that is safe.


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