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American Pediatric Association suggestions on Apps

You can read the entire policy here, but if you simply want to skip to what Parents should do, read on.

  1. Use apps and eBooks as an activity to do together; don’t leave children alone to play.
  2. Watch educational TV shows with your children and use the content for conversations.
  3. Turn off your own laptop or tablet to encourage more conversation.
  4. Turn off the TV if you use it as background noise.
  5. Turn off digital devices for a couple hours in the evening to help children sleep.
  6. Find high quality TV shows and apps.
  7. The APA also suggests that parents create a media plan, as explained in the attached video.

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