American Academy of Pediatrics Says Some Screen Time is Okay for Kids Under Two

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In this photograph illustration a ten-year-old boy uses an Apple Ipad tablet computer on November 29, 2011 in Knutsford, United Kingdom.  (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations for children's use of digital media. The new guidelines relax the earlier recommendation that kids under 2 shouldn't have any exposure to TV or computer screens. The new guidelines recommend avoiding media for children under 18 months, after which it can be introduced in small doses with a lot of parental oversight. Forum discusses the impact of screen time on kids.

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Jenny Radesky, lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report "Media and Young Minds", and a developmental pediatrician at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital