Screen time recommendations for children

The most recent recommendations set these limits:

  • Up to 6 months old: no screen time
  • 6 months to 2 years old: use screen time only for interactive social play with an adult or to video chat with loved ones
  • 2 to 5 years old: no more than one hour of screen time
  • School-aged kids: no set time limit, but parents should limit social media use and gaming.

Recent researches say If our children are relying on screens for their entertainment, that could be a warning sign that they’re addicted to screens. If there’s a struggle over stopping screen use, that’s usually a warning sign that they’re fairly addicted to it and their brains are really craving it.