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Parents should decide when children’s screen time is too high, says first UK guidance

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 04 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l60
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

There is not enough evidence to conclude that screen time is harmful to the health of children and young people or advise on how much screen time is too much, says the first guidance on children’s screen time to be published in the UK.1

The guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is informed by a comprehensive review of the evidence, published in BMJ Open,2 on the impact of screen time on the physical and mental health of children and young people.

Max Davie, officer for health promotion at the college, said: “We couldn’t find any …

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