Toddlers and Television

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According to a new survey, nearly half of children age two and younger watch an average of two hours of TV per day. But the American Academy of Pediatrics just issued a policy saying parents should keep children under two as "screen-free" as possible, citing research that shows harmful effects on early development. How should parents tackle the challenge of limiting media exposure for infants and toddlers in this digital age?


James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based non-profit which conducted the survey on media habits for kids up to eight years old

Ari Brown, pediatrician and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy on television and kids under two years old

Jessica Gottlieb, parenting blogger based in Los Angeles

Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president of children's media for PBS