Remember when American Academy of Pediatrics advised that 2-5 year olds should not exceed an hour per day of screen time?
Well, Oxford Internet Institute and Cardiff University collaborated to understand whether these proposed restrictions are effective. They interviewed nearly 20,000 parents of 2-5 year olds and concluded that there is "no consistent correlation" between limiting screen time and a child's well-being.
The authors advise parents to guide their children's screen time instead of limiting it.
Lead author Dr Andrew Pryzbylski, of the Oxford Internet Institute, said: "...our findings suggest the broader family context, how parents set rules about digital screen time, and if they're actively engaged in exploring the digital world together, are more important than the raw screen time."
You can read an entire paper (for purchase only) here.