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Screen Time: How Much is Ideal for a Child?

Dr Neeraj Haridas

Dr Neeraj Haridas is Consultant Psychiatrist at Apollo Adlux Hospitals. He did his MD in Psychiatry from NIMHANS Bangalore.

What is meant by screen time? Any exposure to digital devices, internet, television all come under screen time. There are two types of screen time: Active and Passive. Active screen time may be taking part in a discussion or attending a class or lecture. Passive screen time refers to watching a movie or series on Netflix. After the onset of Covid and online classes, there are kids whose screen time has increased to 12 to 14 hours a day. How long can my child use screen time or should there be l...

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