Young children face unprecedented access to screens in the modern environment. It was recently estimated that children between the ages of 3-8 get almost 3 hours of screen use a day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have recommendations for screen-based media use which focus on four variables: access to screens, frequency of use, content and grownup-child interaction, or “co-viewing". In this episode, we meet Early Career Investigator, Dr John Hutton, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, who has created a composite measure of these variables, reflecting current modes of screen-based media use.
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