Keep screen time to less than 2 hours a day

Kids should be active at least 1 hour every day, so swap some screen time for active time.

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Kids who spend less time in front of the TV…

  • Do better in school
  • Read more
  • Sleep more
  • Eat healthier foods
  • Weigh less
  • See less violence

How do I keep my child’s screen time to less than two hours?

Set Limits

Limit screen time to no more than 2 hours a day.

Keep meals screen free

Make meals a time to catch up with each other about your day.

Think of other things to do

Watching TV, playing video games, and using the internet can become a habit. Help your child make a list of other active things to do.

Keep TVs and other screens out of bedrooms

Kids who have screens in their rooms tend to watch much more, see more violent and adult content, more junk food ads, and have more sleep problems.

Be a role model

Make meals a time to catch up with each other about your day. Look for ways to be active, like taking the stairs instead of an elevator, or walking when you can instead of driving. It all adds up to a more active lifestyle.

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