Should parents be worried about screen time and kids?

Cosmos Magazine


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Excessive screen time is parents’ number one child health concern. But should they be so concerned? What does the research say?

In this episode of ‘Debunks’ on Screens, Cosmos journalist Jacinta Bowler exceeds the screentime guidelines to chat with experts including: Dr Anthea Rhodes paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and director of the National Child Health, Australian Catholic University’s senior research fellow Dr Taren Sanders and Dr Luci Pangrazio, a Deakin University researcher and chief investigator in the Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child – to find out whether watching too many episodes of Bluey poses any real risk to young kids. 

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