Children's Screen Time
Children between the ages of 8-18 look at screens, such as phones, TV’s, and computers, for an average of 7.5 hours per day. This screen time is solely for entertainment purposes and doesn’t include screen time used for homework or at school. Spending massive amounts in front of a screen prevents children from getting the minimum 60 minutes per day of physical activity. Screen time should be limited to 1-2 hours per day to encourage children to engage in more physical activities. Some activities children can do instead of looking at screens are: play a sport, walk the dog, or ride a bike.