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Young children and screen time

Posted on 25 Feb 2016 with 0 comments
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Should parents be concerned about the amount of time pre-schoolers spend on screen-based devices? Are they harming their development? Is it leading to anti-social behaviour? An Australian study provides a snapshot of the digital environment of Australian families by asking: how many digital devices families had at home, how much time pre-schoolers spent on them, how easily children could use them and what digital devices were parents using. This is further analysed in relation to Australian Government’s screen time recommendations designed to guide and foster positive pre-schooler use of digital technology.


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