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AAP’s Advice on Screen Time & Other Media

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Today, more than 30 percent of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they're still in diapers.
Air Date: 10/7/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hillDr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School.

He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media.

In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as Livestrong.com, eHow.com, and thedoctorsvideos.com. He has three children, ages six, nine, and 11.
AAP’s Advice on Screen Time & Other Media
If you're trying to find advice on how to manage your child's screen time, you may be confused on where to turn. However, the AAP guidelines promote positive media use and discourage potentially harmful use for children of all ages.

One of the biggest arguments between you and your child could be screen time.

According to Common Sense Media, more than 30 percent of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they are still in diapers. Furthermore, almost 75 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds have smartphones, and 24 percent admit using their phones almost constantly, according to the Pew Research Center.

What does the APP recommend for screen time and other media?

David Hill, MD, shares what the APP recommends for screen time and other media for your children.
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