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New expert recommendations on children and media use

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications For years, the standard recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been that children shouldn’t have more than two hours a day of screen time. But with the explosion of the internet and social media, the increase in smartphones and tablets, and more education and homework happening online, the “two hour” rule has become increasingly difficult — and, ultimately, out of touch. …

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