The World Health Organization has issued guidelines calling for parents to severely limit how much time young toddlers spend on a tablet or other electronic screen. The WHO says children up to 24 months old should have no screen time.
The World Health Organization has issued guidelines calling for parents to severely limit how much time young toddlers spend on a tablet or other electronic screen. The WHO says children up to 24 months old should have no screen time.

The World Health Organization recently recommended zero screen time for infants and toddlers up to 24 months. This is a bit stricter than the American Academy of Pediatrics, which ends the total ban at 18 months.

The screen time ban is not based on any definitive negative impact that screens have on developing brains. Rather, the ban is based on the positive activities infants and toddlers do not engage in when they are looking at screens.

These missed positive activities include social interactions with caregivers…

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