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Daily Talker: Screen Time Guidelines For Kids

For the first time in more than a decade and a half, pediatricians are now rethinking their guidelines on how much "screen time" children should be getting.

The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends no screen time for toddlers under the age of 2 and a maximum of two hours per day for those kids above 2.

Many pediatricians agree that much has changed in the past few years and that the blanket "no screens" policy for children below 2 might not be valid any more.

The AAP emphasized that while a digital life was a fact of modern-day life, limits should be set for children and that tech-free zones should be encouraged while also integrating more play time.

American Academy of Pediatrics hopes to release the revised guidelines in time for the start of the 2016 school year.

What do you think is an acceptable amount of time for young children to be using electronics such as iPads?

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