Watchout! Excess Screen time might be harmful for toddlers

Watchout! Excess Screen time might be harmful for toddlers
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During a recent survery conducted, and in order to arrive at the result around 2,500 two year olds were examined It was found that children, at the age of two, were spending 17 hours of screen time every week By the time they were three, this increased to 25 hours

During a recent survery conducted, and in order to arrive at the result around 2,500 two- year- olds were examined. It was found that children, at the age of two, were spending 17 hours of screen time every week. By the time they were three, this increased to 25 hours.

How much a toddler should spend before screen has always been a pertinent question. But according to a new study, the habit might have some serious repurcussions The Canadian study, as quoted in the BBC, states that spending too much time on screens everyday can delay a toddler's development skills like his or her ability to socialise. It has been prescribed that children are not supposed to spend time before the screens till they are 18 months old, countries like the UK, or India however, have no such guidelines.

From 2011 and 2016 mothers were asked about the screen time usage patterns of toddlers. They were also asked to fill up questionnaires regarding their kid's development and skills when they were two, three and five. The screen time in this case included time spent watching films, videos, computer tablets and watching television programmes. It was found out that children, at the age of two were spending more than 17 hours of screen time every week. by the time they were three it increased to 25 hours and slowly decreased to 11 when they turned 5.

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